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Meet the Board


Isola Blair


I am a Social Worker and one of the founder members of Beyond 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 ay that I am a survivor of breast cancer. 

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Jackie Claxton-Ruddock


As Secretary for Beyond Cancer, I joined the Committee to support my friends and share my skills.

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Paula Swanston


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 as been an informative journey for me.  I have learnt so much and look forward to learning so much more.

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Valerie Francis


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


I joined the Beyond Cancer Committee in July 2012 to support the work of the charity and share my skills in website development and communications.  I have worked in Higher Education for over 25 years.

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