Trustees and Patrons

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Trustees

 

Wendy Hutchins – Trustee

Wendy has been involved with Wipe Your Tears since 2009. She has a great understanding and an emotional attachment, stemming from having a seriously ill child herself. Wendy has wonderful enthusiasm and her drive and determination are infectious to all those around, allowing for every member of the charity to succeed. Wendy has great respect for the charity’s values and is always willing to give her time.

 

Kevin McCoy – Trustee

Kevin’s breadth of career experience and involvement in child care services is an invaluable source of insight for the charity.  With a background in banking, his financial expertise is vital in the charity’s financial and growth strategies.  Based in Solihull, Kevin is married with four grown up children.

Mark Foster – Trustee

Mark’s expertise as a coach alongside his extensive experience with children both on a personal and voluntary level enables him to achieve great results when speaking with children. His knowledge of First Aid and Heart Start training is a valued addition to the charity, in particular when working with schools where Mark offers his time free of charge to offer vital potential life changing skills. His dedication to the charity makes him a valued Trustee.

Paul Hutchins – Trustee

Paul’s involvement with the charity since 2010 has escalated from attending events to becoming hands on with any task asked of him. Paul’s practical skills in DIY make him an ideal candidate to work alongside our older children and parents who would like to learn any skills around the house to enable them to perform basic repairs. His fishing expertise is highly valued, especially when we hold our fishing matches which Paul personally organises from start to finish. His genuine passion for passing on his knowledge of practical skills to others compliments his role as a Trustee.

Patrons

Saira Choudhry

Saira Choudhry star of Hollyoaks worked with Wipe Your Tears at The Spring Flower Dance 2017 and shortly afterwards happily agreed to become a Patron. We are thrilled to have Saira on board and look forward to working with her in the future.

Saira said about the charity:

“I am delighted to be supporting a charity with such an important purpose. Helping children and families in time of need”.

Daniel Watson

Daniel is a local undefeated professional boxer and a successful local business man. Along with Daniels passion his dedication to assisting others in their time of need makes him the perfect addition to the charity. Daniel is a keen a supporter of Wipe Your Tears and is always to hand when needed. We are excited to have him on board.

Daniel said about the charity:

“Working with wipe your tears over the last few years has been really inspiring, I was looking for a charity to help, where I could see the difference my time and money where making. It’s awesome to be able to follow the progress these kids make and the difference our efforts make”.

Emma Ridgeway

Emma founded local business Vita Skills in 2014, a National Training Provider who were runners up in the Salford Business Awards in 2017! Vita has been involved in Wipe Your Tears events and the whole team continues to support the charity. Emma has been involved in fundraising activities for a number of charities over the years but has chosen Wipe Your Tears as her dedicated charity because ‘you can see where the money goes and the changes it makes to those individuals’

Emma said about the charity:

“After witnessing some of the hard work and dedication that ‘Wipe Your Tears’ have completed over the recent years, I was delighted to become a Patron for this wonderful Charity. It’s such a hard task to witness children who are suffering and may not live to see their adult years, but the work Wipe Your Tears accomplishes means these amazing children & their families have support. I find Wipe Your Tears truly inspiring and the team are dedicated beyond words. It’s an amazing feeling knowing you have helped make such a difference in a child’s life”.

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