I am one of the founder members and Joint Chair of the Beyond Cancer Charity. My diagnosis shortly after my 50th birthday in 2010 changed my life and that of my family. I am committed to raising awareness on the importance of taking up breast screening when offered and developing the work of the charity.
Isola Blair - Chair
I am a Social Worker and one of the founder members of Beyond Cancer. In May 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being diagnosed with breast cancer was a pivotal point in my life. From the diagnosis to now, my life has changed and a new journey began for me. I am proud to say that I am a survivor of breast cancer.
Jackie Claxton-Ruddock - Secretary
As Secretary for Beyond Cancer, I joined the Committee to support my friends and share my skills.
Paula Swanston - Treasurer
My role as Treasurer began with Beyond Cancer when cancer touched the lives of family members who are near and dear to me were diagnosed with cancer. Having a financial background of over 23 years and knowledge of working with charities, it was a must for me to dedicate some of my time to such a worthy cause. Working with the other members of the board has been an informative journey for me. I have learnt so much and look forward to learning so much more.
Valerie Francis - Trustee
I am a retired Nurse with many years experience of working in the field of Health and Social Care. I became involved with Beyond Cancer through my experience of family and friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Pat Saunders - Communications
I joined the Beyond Cancer Committee in July 2012 to support the work of the charity and share my creative skills in website development and communication. I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years.