Peter Hollins, Chair of CLIC Sargent said: “On behalf of all our trustees I would like to thank Lorraine for transforming CLIC Sargent since joining the charity in August 2009. We are helping more children, young people and their families to cope better with cancer than ever before, all of that being made possible by the increase in income of some 40% to £25m which has been achieved under her leadership.
“There remains much to do to meet the needs of young cancer patients and their loved ones but Lorraine will be able to retire knowing that she is leaving a fantastic legacy on which her successor will be able to build”.
Lorraine Clifton said: “I feel very privileged to have spent the last six years working with CLIC Sargent’s staff and volunteers. Together we have made a huge difference to the lives of many thousands of children, young people and families. And I have been both humbled and inspired by the time I have spent with some of those we help. But I have decided that I want to step down from full time work as a chief executive.
“Over the last year, as the charity reached its tenth birthday, we have reflected on our achievements and looked forward to our aspirations for the next ten years.”
The resulting strategy will be launched next month, and I think now is the right time for me to hand over to someone else to take that work forward.
CLIC Sargent will start recruiting its new chief executive in May 2015 and plans to have the new person in place by the end of the year allowing Lorraine to hand over to her successor.