About CLSW

 

We have a team of Trustees who are responsible for all aspects of running the charity.
We have a pool of facilitators who are all trained counsellors who work with people with life-threatening illness.
We have a group of Fundraisers who meet regularly AND we have an accountant who gives her services free of charge.

 

Hilary Townsend

Hilary Townsend

Trustee


I was asked to become a Trustee in 2009 and was honored to accept. The unique service we offer compliments the bigger charities involved with helping cancer sufferers and I am always humbled by the response of participants who have attended our breaks. Our facilitators are experts in their field and their work continues to strengthen my resolve to consolidate our charity. As ‘the accounts person’ I supply the years’ figures to our wonderful accountant Mel Allday and I help out with fundraising events whenever possible.

Dee Cooper

Dee Cooper

Trustee


I have been a trustee since late 2007 having attended a ‘Time to Retune’ break with my husband in the summer of 2006. I experienced first-hand what an amazing opportunity the break provides to help people move forward positively with their lives and I wanted to be part of a team creating that opportunity for others in the future. I am lucky enough to co-ordinate the fundraising group – the commitment and creativity of the members is amazing! I also produce an anonymous summary of feedback from each break – you only have to look at that to get the motivation to carry on and to be grateful for everything that everyone involved in the charity does!

Lisa Lea-Weston

Lisa Lea-Weston

Trustee


I have been a trustee for CLSW since October 2016. I was honoured to be asked and am deeply proud of the work we do. I know the work we do as my partner and I attended a Time to Retune break in 2012.
I had young children at this time and the break was literally the only time it was safe to really connect with what we had been through, fall apart and emerge near the end of the break having laughed, cried and begun to formulate a "new normal".
I believe this charity is ahead of its time in recognising the crisis that can happen when treatment ends and that without the kind of therapeutic "meeting" that CLSW offers, people remain stuck in an isolated unspoken place of fear whilst trying to return to a normal that no longer exists.
I am passionate about the work of the skilful and kind, compassionate facilitators we work with and wish that our work be more widely known.
In my everyday life I am a dramatherapist and supervisor. I am a mum and love canoeing, singing and walking our dog!

Kate McCormick

Kate McCormick

Trustee


“I was honoured to be asked to become a Trustee in 2019 and came on board from the start of this year. In recent years, I have watched in awe as the women of Chudleigh aka Scrambled Legs have relentlessly raised funds for this wonderful charity. I am neither a runner nor a baker, so have been unable to contribute much so far. However, I am a writer and a small business owner who spent thirty years working in a highly regulated industry. I LOVE paperwork, systems, planning and administration. I am also the Editor of the Chudleigh Phoenix Community Magazine and have a background in event organisation and publicity. I hope to be able to bring some of my expertise and experience to the team.”

Donna Cook

Donna Cook

Trustee


I have been a trustee for CLSW since 2018. Having started running with a fantastic group called Scrambled Legs in Chudleigh with the aim to get fit and to raise money for CLSW it became quite obvious that the charity needed more volunteers, Lisa Lea Weston a fellow trustee who has been on one of the CLSW breaks inspired me to become a trustee and to get more involved on the fundraising side of the charity. It has been quite amazing to see all the support in Chudleigh that the charity receives and inspires me to do more imaginative fundraising for 2020 and a lot more.

Sally Tagg

Sally Tagg

Trustee


I have been a trustee now since 2018. I was encouraged to become a trustee and it didn’t take long for me to think about it. I started off like Donna and joined Scrambled Legs a few years ago and started running to get healthy and to be part of a group of diverse people. It came naturally to raise money for CLSW it wasn’t just about completing a race the charity doesn’t just stop there and fundraising became the forefront and something I enjoyed. Looking forward to some fantastic fundraising for 2020.

.Our pool of facilitators & trained counsellors


Colin Sutton

Colin Sutton

Facilitator


I was first employed by Lifeline in November 2011. I currently co-facilitate one or two ‘residentials’ per year for Lifeline. I have worked for several charities since 1981 and lived and worked in Devon since 1987. My main profession is as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in private practice.

Alison Parmley

Alison Parmley

Facilitator


I have been involved with running the groups for Cancer Lifeline South West since 2006. I have found it a privilege to repeatedly witness the changes that take place within members of the group as a result of their sharing of common experiences on Lifeline breaks. I am a registered Psychotherapist and worked in the NHS in that role for 20 years, I now just have a small private practice. I also work on a smallholding, which keeps me busy and I have a grown-up family.

Fundraisers


We are very grateful to all our fundraisers with special mention to Scrambled Womens Legs Running Club. Also special thanks to Darrell Fulford & Helen Fulford who have raised so much over the years.
We always welcome new fundraisers and you can either contact us to offer support or run your own event/challenge and use BTmydonate choosing CLSW as your chosen charity.

Scrambled Legs Women's Running Club

Fundraisers

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Established by Lisa Lea-Weston in 2013 to help rais funds for Cancer Lifeline South West