Supporting families of children and young
 people with cancer in the East Midlands

Continuing our Meet the Team series, we have a chat with Louise:

  • My role is…Louise posing by the sea
    PASIC CEO
  • I’ve been working at PASIC for…
    Six years
  • What I enjoy most about my job is…
    Hearing from families about the difference our support has made, which can be during some incredibly tough times and also being inspired by just how amazing the young people we support are. They show such determination and courage, often taking on challenges and even fundraising for us when they’re still really poorly and on the most gruelling treatment.

    I’ve also got to mention the team, they’re an amazing bunch and will turn their hand to anything to help a family in need.  It’s a really positive environment in which to work.  Joanna makes great flapjack too!

  • When I’m not working I like…
    I’m Louise standing next to an elephantafraid there are too many things to fit into my spare time even in lockdown. I love spending time with my friends and family, especially cooking and just catching up with them. I love all kinds of music, especially live, as well as getting creative – I always like to have an arty project on the go. My secret passion, or not so secret, has to be skiing, I try to fit as much in as I can, when I can, and always love a challenge! I love to travel too and am always planning a trip or two, my next adventures are going to be UK based for the moment.
  • My favourite film is…
    Hmm tough choice… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Railway Children or The Sound of Music!
  • The most famous person I’ve ever met is…
    Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s record producer.  He was married to my neighbour’s sister, so as child I got to play frisbee with him out in the street when he came to visit.  I’ve not met anyone famous since, although I did once meet an actor from The Bill in a Nottingham restaurant.
  • Other languages I can speak are…
    I used to live in France and love speaking French. I also know a smattering of British sign language as my step-sons are deaf so we sign at home.
  • I’m most proud of…
    All 3 of my children for being so positive and resilient, not to mention great company. And especially my daughter Rose who never stopped smiling and cracking jokes, even when she was in incredible pain due to cancer treatment. Like so many of the children we support, she never complained during her treatment (unlike many adults) and took everything in her stride.
  • My favourite quote is…
    If you can’t be good, be careful!Louise standing on a hill in the wind