Meet the team

  • Vicky Law, Engagement Officer

    Vicky Law, Engagement Officer

    I started at Cavell Nurses' Trust in 2012 and in my current role, I look after our 'Working with' members and events for the charity. I also help update the charity's social media, so please do give us a follow, we’d love to hear from you!

    In my spare time, I enjoy films, music and exploring new places. I’m also working on becoming an amazing photographer!

    I work at Cavell Nurses Trust because I enjoy building relationships with the passionate supporters that make the work we do possible.

  • John Orchard, Chief Executive

    John Orchard, Chief Executive

    I started work at Cancer Research UK after graduating from the University of Leicester. Since then I've worked in a number of third sector organisations, including my most recent position as Associate Director of Brand at John Taylor Hospice.

    I'm a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and my job at Cavell Nurses' Trust is to help more nurses access our help, guide and grow the brand, build additional sustainable income and lead a wonderful team.

    In the years to come I’m excited about raising awareness of the amazing impact this organisation has.

    I'm an American football fan, a drummer and a keen cook. My wife Lauren, son Stanley and dog Mo all live in Birmingham, but I'm originally from Hertfordshire and became a convert to the midlands a few years ago.

    I love working at Cavell Nurses' Trust because I believe passionately that as a society we should look after our nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. After all, they look after us.

  • Alison Parsons, Operations Director

    Alison Parsons, Operations Director

    Throughout my career, initially as a civil litigation lawyer representing accident victims and latterly as a specialist welfare benefits caseworker at the Citizens Advice Bureau , my passion and my focus has always been on acting for, advising and representing Clients who have suffered injury, illness, disability and working poverty. I have also managed a project with a local law school which involved training students as volunteer welfare benefit caseworkers.

    In my spare time I am a voracious reader and a keen walker – completing a long distance path remains a goal!

    I am thrilled to be working for Cavell Nurses’ Trust and for the opportunity to help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in times of need.

  • Terri Jeynes, Welfare Services Officer

    Terri Jeynes, Welfare Services Officer

    After graduating University with a degree in Psychology, I went on to study Law and whilst studying, I also trained as a Specialist Welfare Benefits Advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau. During this time, I found it rewarding to be able to help people when they needed it most and to make a difference. For this reason, I enjoy working at Cavell Nurses’ Trust and being able to provide support and assistance to Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Assistants in times of crisis.

    In my spare time I like to go to the cinema, out with friends and enjoy reading and going away on holiday.

  • Paul Steiner, Communications Manager

    Paul Steiner, Communications Manager

    After more than a decade as a freelance Film Editor working in factual television, I spent five years working for a garden centre retailer in Marketing and Communications before applying my skills to the charity sector. I love creating informative and engaging content and I’m keen to get those messages across to many audiences.

    I live in Worcestershire with my wife and two daughters and in my spare time I enjoy gardening, DIY, and cycling.

    My family and I have received excellent care from nursing staff in the past and I’m really excited to be part of a growing team making a big difference to the lives of nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.

  • Christine Johnstone, Finance Director

    Christine Johnstone, Finance Director

    I am an accountant and have always worked in finance. I have worked for many different types of organisation over the course of my career, from the NHS and BUPA to landscape architecture and performing arts and for the last 15 years I’ve worked in the Charity Sector. At Cavell Nurses' Trust I manage the Finance, HR, IT and Administrative functions. I get excited about things other people find boring, like statutory accounts! Ours are available on the website please do read them.

    Away from work I enjoy tap dancing, gardening, travelling and driving. I have been known to perform a dance routine with a group of others but I'm definitely the klutz of that group!

    People are amazing, especially those whose lives revolve around caring for others. My family and I have had reason to lean on and be supported by some fantastic health care professionals and it’s rewarding to be a part of an organisation which gives so much back to them.

  • Victoria Lewis, Fundraising Manager

    Victoria Lewis, Fundraising Manager

    After completing my Master’s degree in September 2016, I joined Cavell Nurses’ Trust to begin my career as a professional fundraiser. Throughout my studies and time spent volunteering I became aware of the importance of the charity sector in helping those who are marginalised or simply in need of a lifeline.

    Each day in my role as Fundraising Manager I feel privileged to support nursing professionals who care for us when they need a helping hand.

    When I’m not working I like to keep fit in the gym and with boxing. I also love to design, which sometimes means I get an earful for making Excel spreadsheets look too pretty!

  • Wendy Stokes, Fundraising Officer

    Wendy Stokes, Fundraising Officer

    I've been working in the charity sector for 11 years at the Primrose Hospice and more recently Carers Careline, and the National Trust and I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to work alongside the dedicated team at Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Working for charities gives you first hand experience of the difficulties and challenges that others face and, for me, fundraising is a very rewarding and fulfilling way to give support to those most in need during those tough times.

    Although, sometimes raising money can be demanding - it's also fun too! I am, therefore, really looking forward to working with everyone at Cavell Nurses' Trust and helping to make a big difference to lives of the nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants we support.

    At home, I enjoy reading and have a passion for Tudor History, and the Titanic. For relaxation I enjoy going to the cinema, and socialising with family and friends.

  • Sarah Bonham, Operations Administrator

    Sarah Bonham, Operations Administrator

    I started at Cavell Nurses' Trust in 2017 as the Operations Administrator, having had previous experience working in the charity sector for a few years. My job is a very busy one but it allows me to become widely involved with all aspects of our work, and being part of a fantastic team that pulls together, it gives me great pleasure knowing that we are helping nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants when they need support the most and it is really rewarding to do so.

    In my spare time I enjoy travelling, in particular I enjoy visiting cities and this year I have discovered cruises - however I am still searching for my favourite place – which means I will just have to keep going on holiday!

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