MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY(Registered Charity No 268218)
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During the final building stages of the Unit it was decided to form a Trust to be identified with the Unit and it was registered as a Charity on 25 July 1974 as "the Macmillan Cancer Trust"
In 2009 the Trust was re-branded as “Macmillan Caring Locally”. The aims of the Charity are to support those who are suffering from Cancer and other terminal diseases where no cure is expected, and to provide help and support for the whole family. Latterly the Charity has aided services which provide early diagnosis of Cancers with a view to enabling early treatment and, ideally, recovery.
“Macmillan Caring Locally” acts as the custodian of all funds donated towards its aims and both initiates and responds to a wide variety of needs supporting the N.H.S., primarily for the Macmillan Unit but also for other Cancer sufferers in South East Dorset and West Hampshire. Macmillan Caring Locally is not connected in any way to the national charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mike Emsley spent 35 years working in the Newspaper Industry in Leeds, Barnsley, Southampton and finally in Bournemouth where his role was Director & General Manager of the Daily Echo.
This was followed by 10 years in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations as a director of Aylesworth Fleming Limited in Bournemouth, including six years as Chief Executive of Aylesworth Fleming PR.
Mike was a director of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now entitled Dorset Business) for 15 years including President of the Chamber in 1995/96. He was also a non-executive director of Yellow Buses, Chairman of Bournemouth Town Centre Management Board, a trustee of The Police Partnership Trust and has been Chairman of The Streetwise Partnership Trust since 1999.
He is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MIMI) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MIR).
Having been heavily committed within the community since arriving in Bournemouth in 1986, Mike welcomed the invitation to become a trustee of The Macmillan Cancer Trust in 1998 and became Chairman in 2016.
Keith Lomas (Deputy Chairman of the Trustees)
Keith was born and educated in Yorkshire. He served in the R.A.F. in the late 1940s. He became a Bachelor of Laws at the University of London, and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1953.
Keith spent his career in legal and managerial appointments in the Local Government Service in Wakefield, Warrington, Eastbourne and Bradford; and with I.C.I. in London and Bristol.
He came to Bournemouth in 1967 and for the last twenty years of his career was Chief Executive and Town Clerk of the Borough of Bournemouth until his retirement in 1992.
Keith was appointed a Trustee of the Macmillan Cancer Trust in 1978 and was Chairman of the Trust from 1996 to 2016.
Keith is a member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society, of which he was President in 1978/79. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth, of which he was President in 1996/97.
Keith is married to Betty, a retired J.P. on the Bournemouth Bench. They have two sons and four grandchildren, all of whom currently live in Australia.
Jean was born on a farm on Exmoor, and educated in a boarding school in Taunton. She did her General Nursing followed by Midwifery Training in Bristol Hospitals in the early 1950s. After that she spent seven years in the Kenya Colonial Nursing Service just at the end of the Mau Mau uprising
On returning to the UK, Jean went to Southampton University to train as a Health Visitor, subsequently working in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth for twenty three years. During this time her husband was Mayor of Bournemouth, and she very much enjoyed her hectic year as Mayoress. Jean also sat as a Magistrate on the Bournemouth Bench for eighteen years.
Since retiring Jean has been Chairman of a local Housing Association, and the Retired Nurses National Home. She is currently a member of their Board of Trustees.
Jean has been a Trustee of Macmillan Caring Locally for many years, and is proud of her involvement with such a worthwhile Charity.
Dr. Mike Penn
Born and educated in the London area, apart from a period of evacuation to the West Country during the Blitz of WW11, Mike entered St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in the mid 1950's and qualified in medicine in 1961.
Mike worked in junior hospital posts in the Windsor group of hospitals, then onto Sheffield for two years of gynaecological training. He arrived in Bournemouth in 1967 as Obstetric and Gynaecological Registrar at the then Boscombe Hospital.
Mike moved into general practice in Southbourne until retirement in 1970. He has continued to work part time in the gynaecology department of Bournemouth Hospital to the present time.
Mike's hobbies include cryptic crossword solving, occasional D.I.Y. (which does not always meet with the rigorous criteria required by his wife! - Mike's words not ours) and most especially Golf, as a member of Parkstone Golf Club. Mike says "Theoretically as I grow older I should be able to play a round of golf achieving a score below my age. Alas this goal remains tantalisingly out of reach".
Mike was invited to become a Trustee of the Macmillan Cancer Trust in February 1998 to replace a much respected medical colleague who was himself an unfortunate victim of the very disease, the outcome of which, Macmillan Caring Locally strives to improve.
Jonathan is an Associate Solicitor in the Dorset based Solicitors firm Farnfields. His expertise is in Family Law, Collaborative Law, Personal Injury and General Civil Litigation.
Keith was born and educated in the Reading area and studied engineering at Bournemouth University. He decided to settle in Bournemouth and a change of career path saw him move into hospitality management in 1996. He worked in many different positions (including duty manager) within the hotels across Bournemouth but eventually left the industry due to the long and anti-social hours. Keith now works for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and has done so since 2001.
Keith has been supporting Macmillan Caring Locally since 2010 after he heard of the help given to his friend's mother. In memory of her, Keith took on a challenge to cycle across the Andes and Amazon. Keith funded the trip himself and hosted a number of events to raise as much as possible for the charity. Since then Keith has supported the charity by running the London Marathon (& several fun runs), working in a children's home in Nepal and he is now planning a SkyDive.
Keith has numerous friends and colleagues whose loved ones have been helped by Macmillan Caring Locally and the charity will always be extremely important to him. Keith was delighted to become a Trustee in 2015.
CAPITAL APPEAL DIRECTORLin Sharp, MInstF (Cert), MSDT, BHSI
Lin is a multi-million pound fundraiser with over 35 years’ experience in management, sales and fundraising. She is Institute of Fundraising Certified. Working with organisations such as Vodafone, RNLI, The Gurkha Welfare Trust and PDSA, Lin has recruited, led and motivated teams to achieve outstanding success in raising funds and building long term mutually beneficial relationships.
Lin has personally secured six and seven figure gifts from Major Donors, Grant Making Trusts and Corporate Partnerships. She has visualised, secured and managed fundraising, engagement and cultivation events at prestigious venues such as The House of Lords, Goldsmiths, Highclere Castle and the Royal Hospital Chelsea securing six figure corporate sponsorships to fund the events. She has successfully engaged and managed celebrity support for several charities and has led on Capital Appeals and Major Campaigns, producing compelling and emotive cases for support and funding proposals.
Lin loves the ocean and prefers British beaches in the winter. She loves to travel and has visited 25 countries, many of them several times. Her favourite European City is Rome and her favourite beach is 7 mile beach, Grand Cayman where she rode horses in the sea. Linda is a bit of a daredevil and only has diving with great white sharks left on her bucket list. She loves all animals and shares a retired guide dog called Prince with her sister. Linda has a great sense of humour and lives a busy fun filled life.
Lin is delighted to be heading up the Capital Appeal for the new Macmillan Unit building for Macmillan Caring Locally and is looking forward to the opening ceremony!