Jayne joined the Board in Autumn 2019 and assumed the role of Chair in January 2023. A non-practising solicitor, she holds a keen interest in human rights, particularly within the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Jayne, a mother to two daughters, also serves as the Director of Advocacy and a welfare and benefits advisor at Eastbourne Foodbank.

Cheryl has been dedicated to the charity sector since 2003, accumulating expertise in project management, personnel oversight, and budget administration. Her primary focus has been on enhancing bereavement care following the loss of a baby. Cheryl lives in Eastbourne with her family, which includes two children. Joining as a trustee in 2021, she brings her wealth of experience to further the charity’s mission.

Christine has served as a trustee since her retirement in late 2008, assuming the role of Chair in 2011 with a primary focus on quality assurance. She transitioned from the position of Chair in January 2023. Prior to her involvement with the charity, she enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career in further and higher education.

She was a librarian of the University of Brighton, culminating in her tenure as the University’s registrar and secretary for the final decade of her professional life. Beyond her commitments to the charity, Christine remains actively engaged as the honorary secretary of a charity supporting the elderly, as well as collaborating with another organisation dedicated to promoting chamber music in Brighton and Hove.

Jude has several years experience working with children and families in the Early Years and Playwork sectors and has taught childcare and education in further education.

Kate joined the charity in 2008. She was previously Director of Human Resources for a medium sized charity.

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