Posted on Thursday 30 May 2019
Peter Hollins steps down as Chair of the Board of Trustees at CLIC Sargent
After five years, Peter Hollins is hanging up his lanyard as Chair of the Board of Trustees at CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading Children and Young People’s Cancer Charity. Peter joined the top job at Team CLIC Sargent after a successful career which saw him hold positions as Chief Executive at British Heart Foundation and British Energy, bringing an incredible mix of experience and insight.
Peter said: “Just over five years ago I was approached about the possibility of becoming the Chair of CLIC Sargent and joining the fight against the damage childhood cancer does to families. It has been the most fantastic experience.
“I have met so many inspiring children and young people and their families, as well as some of our amazing volunteers. I have been tremendously proud to be Chair of CLIC Sargent, and will continue to be an enthusiastic supporter.”
Peter will be standing down from the position in September, giving the charity time to appoint his replacement.
Kate Lee, Chief Executive of CLIC Sargent, said: “Peter has been the most amazing Chair, leading with passion and commitment over the last five years, to help create step change for children and young people with cancer across the UK.
“I have learnt so much from him and will miss him greatly, but I am also excited to see what direction the next Chair will take us.”
Recruitment for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees will open on Tuesday 28 May in partnership with Saxton Bampfylde.
Kate said: “The next Chair will join at an exciting time as we launch our new five-year strategy. They will help us drive through our ambitions to be the Government’s trusted partner on issues related to childhood cancer.
“They will ensure that CLIC Sargent remains an incredible place for staff, volunteers and our amazing supporters to work together to fight tirelessly for children, young people and families affected by this horrific disease.”
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Notes to editors
For more information about CLIC Sargent please contact Jessica Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 311 2659.
About cancer in children and young people
Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
Note to sub editors
Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.
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