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Marc Folgate – Chairman

Marc is a Solicitor Director of Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors in St Neots which is a niche medical and injury litigation practice. He qualified in 1992 and heads the Personal Injury Practice of the firm which represents claimants.

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Melvyn Hill – Treasurer

Melvyn retired after a 44 year career in accounting and management in the retail industry, culminating in 7 years as a Chief Executive.

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Ron Douglas – Secretary

Ron worked in accounting and management for 37 years in the retail industry, including 7 years as a Finance Executive, 5 years as a Deputy Chief Executive and 9 years as a Company Secretary.

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Sandra Sheffield MBE

Sandra, together with a friend, set up The Grateful Ladies in 1976 and raised £1m for cancer equipment in Peterborough and has been a Trustee with the PCTA since its inception in 1981. She was awarded the MBE in June 2000.

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Lynne Ayres

Lynne qualified as a solicitor in 1971 after graduating from Bristol University and the College of Law London after attending The Peterborough School and was the Managing Director of Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in Peterborough. She has expertise in many areas of the law including litigation, commercial and private client work. Following retirement she was elected as the Conservative City Councillor for the West Ward, Peterborough.

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Dr Richard Benson

Richard qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1988, where he stayed for his postgraduate training in adult medicine. He moved to Addenbrooke’s as an Oncology Specialist Registrar in 1994 and was a visiting Senior Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada during 1998/9. He was recruited to Addenbrooke’s and Peterborough in 2000 as a Consultant. Dr Benson is interested in technical aspects of radiotherapy and particularly image guided treatment. He is regional specialist in the treatment of head and neck, thyroid, urological and skin cancers with combined modality treatments.

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Jamie Fairfoul

Jamie trained and worked in research at the Christie Hospital in Manchester from 2000 to 2003, before moving to St Thomas’ Hospital then Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. At Addenbrooke’s he worked to set up the prostate brachytherapy service, and was one of the team that implemented the first NHS Tomotherapy unit. He moved to Peterborough City Hospital in 2011 as part of the team setting up the new department, before becoming the Head of Radiotherapy Physics there in 2015. Jamie’s interests include advanced treatment planning, verification and image guided radiotherapy.

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Paddy Appleton

Paddy is a Partner and leads the Probate team at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors. He also specialises in tax planning and has considerable expertise in helping clients plan for the future. Paddy gained an LLB at Leeds University before attending Chester College of Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1985. Paddy is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, the Law Society Probate section and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Legacy Management. He is also a past President of the Peterborough and District Law Society.

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Kay Robinson

Following a blue chip career in FMCG, working in various commercial roles before transferring to change management and finally working as VP Leadership Development in the Global HR department, Kay now works independently as a Business Consultant and Coach. A qualified Management Accountant with an MSc in Organizational Behaviour.