The Millie Wright Children's Charity

Trustees

We are a new charity (founded May 2022) set-up from our own experiences and and those of other parents who, like us, spent months supporting our children in Leeds Children’s Hospital, Ward L50. As a charity, we work in partnership with the ward manager and nursing staff on Ward L50 and are wholly dedicated to helping make your stay a little more comfortable.

Phase 1 of our development is directed at fundraising to establish a solid foundation from which to deliver our full breadth of services. We have already started to deliver some support to families located on Ward L50 but recognise that there is much more to do for these families and those supporting children with non-malignant haematological conditions who may be located elsewhere in the hospital and those who attend haematology clinics.     

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Sophia

Hello! My name is Sophia and I am a very proud and excited trustee of The Millie Wright Children's Charity. I am a Secondary School PE teacher and Zumba Instructor. I have known the Wright family since Millie-May and my daughter - also called Millie were born 7 days apart in 2008. I cannot wait to start working for the charity and raising awareness for this amazing cause! ❤️🦋❤️🦋

Jessica

Hi! I’m Jessica, extremely proud to be a Trustee of The Millie Wright Children’s Charity. A mum of two, passionate about our purpose to make a difference to families in such challenging circumstances. I’ve experience of being on a Trustee Board supporting another charity and a Finance Director in my day job. I’m hoping to bring some of that experience and the personal connection I have with the family to help build this into something very special, and, of course make Millie proud.

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Ceri

Hi, I'm Ceri, Millie's mum. I am also an experienced HR Manager. I'm a qualified Yoga teacher and have passion for holistic therapies.

 

I'm looking forward to working further with Leeds Children's Hospital to close the gap between the support offered to families with children diagnosed with a life threatening non malignant illness and those with malignant conditions.  I also have Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD) a protein made by the cells in the liver. 💜🦋

Nigel

Hi, Nige here, Millie’s dad. Public support around our charity launch has been phenomenal making me even more convinced of the support gap we need to fill. I bring skills as a Financial Services professional and as a volunteer ambassador for a children’s cancer charity.

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Richard

Hello – my name is Richard Buck and I am really pleased to be able to support The Millie Wright Children’s Charity as a trustee. I am the father of two girls and the director of a firm of consulting Civil and Environmental Engineers.

 

I have already been lucky enough to have a glimpse of the work the charity does on the ward and have seen at first hand the tangible support it provides to the families. I am looking forward to helping the charity meet our goal of providing parents and carers with practical, financial and emotional support.