Fiona Murphy MBE
Associate Director of Nursing Acute Pennine Trust.
"Acknowledge that bereavement affects every single one of us at some point in our lives. We need to reduce the postcode lottery, together, instead of in silos. That’s really, really important to me."
Author & QVC Presenter
“There’s a lot of people suffering out there….think about the umbrella group, you’ve got the resources there that if somebody is actually bereaved they can find exactly the type of help that they need in that moment.”
Photographer/Stylist. Previously Wham! band member.
"It’s such an amazing charity that brings all the organisations for grief together under one umbrella to help with bereavement."
Joanne Kearsley HMC Senior Coroner
Joanne is Senior Coroner, for North Manchester, which covers Rochdale, Bury and Oldham and works closely with our Patron Fiona Murphy MBE.
She is responsible for investigating unexplained deaths in the three boroughs and work closely with Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
Joanne said: #It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve in such an important position.” Joanne is passionate about our vision to ensure anyone bereaved, anywhere in the UK receives early signposting to a choice of bereavement support. Our Good Grief cards are supplied to families through the work of a specialist bereavement nurse working from her Coroner’s office based in Rochdale. Our Patron Fiona Murphy pioneered the Swan model of End of Life and Bereavement Care and works closely with Joanne and her team to ensure all families going through an inquest receive one to one support.
Todd Carty is an actor, most well known for his role as Tucker Jenkins in the BBC Childrens TV Series, Grange Hill. He then went onto success in the sequel, Tuckers Luck, and played Mark Fowler in Eastenders. Linda first met Todd when they were child actors working together on Grange Hill and it was in later years, when working on our fundraiser for the 40th Anniversary of Grange Hill in 2018 that Todd agreed to be Patron of our charity.
He has helped us raise significant funds through his popularity with his extensive fan base and he continues to support our work.