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Meet The Team


Our Trustees:

(Main photo L/R): Ron Harnett, Pat Redfern, Jackie (vice-chair) and Hannah Cheetham, Rob Clarke (Chair), Dorcas Munday (Patron), Keith Ford, Nigel Driver.   Middle photo: Roger Jefcoate (Patron) Pictured Right: Lee Ridley (Patron)

Our Trustees are responsible for the running of the charity, and are all very aware of the problems in communication that can be experienced by disabled people.  Many of the Trustees have some form of disability and use specially adapted equipment on a day to day basis.

Our President: The Hon Nigel Havers

A well known face in the acting world, Nigel took over the Presidency of The Sequal Trust from his father, Lord Havers, the former Lord Chancellor, on his death in 1992.  Nigel says…I am proud to be President of the Sequal Trust.  Their work providing communication aids changes lives, and is truly inspirational.

Our Patron:  Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking, of Black Hole fame and much, much more, has been a Patron of The Sequal Trust since 1992.  We are pleased to have such an inspirational person associated with our charity.

Our Patron:  HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Princess Michael has been very supportive of The Sequal Trust over many years, and we are very honoured to have her as a Patron.

Our Patron: Roger Jefcoate, CBE, DL

Co-founder of the PUA, fore runner to The Sequal Trust and a well-known name in the charitable world.

Our Patron: Lee Ridley

Also known as ‘Lost Voice Guy’, a comedian who happens to have Cerebral Palsy with no natural vocal ability and who uses his AAC when performing.

Our Patron: Dorcas Munday, MBE

Former Chair and long-standing Trustee whose knowledge of disability issues is of immense value.

Our Staff:

Our staff are also very aware of the problems facing our members and have a specialist knowledge of what equipment can be provided to help.  We are always there at the end of the phone to help you as much as we possibly can.

Our Staff:

Judy Ford (Chief Executive)

Liz Downes (Charity Manager)

Carol Griffiths (Fundraiser)

Meryl Parsons (Fundraiser)