Our Team


Louise Whittle - Operations and Fundraising Manager

I joined the PASIC team in April 2015.  I'm passionate about supporting children with cancer and their families as well as raising awareness of cancer in childhood.  My daughter was treated for Neuroblastoma at Nottingham Children’s Hospital so I know just how essential a lifeline PASIC is to so many.  I am excited to have the opportunity to develop our community of supporters, fundraisers and volunteers further so we can help more families than ever in the future.

Please get in touch if you’d like to help us in any way, or if you simply want to know more about what we do.

Telephone: 07935 330805
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Joanna Beaumont - Family Support Worker

I became part of the PASIC team in February 2015. As a parent myself of a child who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 I can totally relate to the fears and emotions that parents experience and the ripple effect this has on the rest of the family and friends. My previous work for nine years has been in a Pastoral Support role in a senior school setting. I have also volunteered as a Support Worker for two different charities, CRUSE Bereavement and Treetops Family Bereavement Team.

 Out of my own personal loss it is the right time for me to put my life skills, personal/professional experience and knowledge into this rewarding, and unique role to support these amazing families, children/young people in any way that I can.

Telephone: 07874 223462
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Maria Reape - Family Support Worker Leicester

My name is Maria and I am the Family Support Worker based on Ward 27 at the Leicester Infirmary. This is an exciting new opportunity in Leicester for PASIC working with the families, children, and young people under 18 with a cancer diagnosis. In 2010 my son was diagnosed with Cancer and treated on Ward 27. I feel I can empathise with families who are placed in this devastating situation. I am hoping that together, we can strengthen the PASIC family throughout the East Midlands.

Telephone: 07708327976
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Heidi Bucknall - Admin and Events Co-ordinator

I started on the board by becoming a teenage rep. I wanted to give something back to PASIC for all the trips and activities they arranged when I was having treatment.  I became very involved with PASIC and am now working as the Events and Admin Assistant.

Telephone: 07933 383286
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PASIC Trustees

Anoushka Akins - Vice Chair

I live in Nottingham with my husband and two boys - Oskar and Milo.  I spent 17 years working for a large, international accountancy firm before leaving in 2014 to set up my own small accountancy practice. I decided to join the board of trustees at PASIC because I really wanted to use the skills I have developed working in the private sector to benefit a charitable organisation.  I chose PASIC because it is a small, local, parent-led charity and I really admire the work that PASIC does in supporting families during such a difficult time.

Kathryn Tuddenham - Treasurer

I am a qualified accountant, currently working in the NHS, and I was looking for some way to use my skills to help others, and PASIC seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.   I don’t have any personal experience relating to childhood cancer or the work PASIC does with families, but I see at the parties, and through the grant requests, just how valuable their support is.

Lynne Farrage - HR Representative

I am a HR Director for a law firm and joined PASIC as a trustee in 2015. The board of trustees wanted someone with HR skills to help support their employees and I wanted to do voluntary work for a charity I admired and where I could make a difference. My nephew was diagnosed with leukaemia and treated at QMC and I remember the support PASIC provided at a really traumatic time for the family. I live in Nottingham with my husband and thirteen  year old sons Oliver and Daniel.

Margaret Parr - Hospital Representative, Lead Nurse

I am the Lead Nurse for the East Midlands Children’s and Young Persons’ Integrated Cancer Service (CYPICS).  I have been in this current post for 3 years since Leicester and Nottingham Children’s Oncology Services came together to form CYPICS.  I joined the PASIC board in February 2013.  My aim is to be the clinical link between PASIC and the service and enable us to continue to work together in the future.

Jane Icke - Trustee