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

Our Trustees

The PASIC Board of trustees is made of volunteers who work together with the staff team to ensure the smooth running of PASIC.

The trustees oversee governance of our charity to ensure it is well run and accountable to those we support and our supporters. Our overall aim is to achieve the best support possible for families of children and young people living with cancer in the East Midlands.

Lynne Farrage

PASIC Chair and HR Representative
I’m a HR Director and joined PASIC as a trustee in 2015. The board of trustees needed 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 fourteen year old sons Oliver and Daniel.

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’ve developed working in the private sector to benefit a charitable organisation.  I chose PASIC because it’s a small, local, parent-led charity and I really admire the work that PASIC does in supporting families during such a difficult time.

Mark Roper

I first became involved with PASIC as a volunteer in 2018 - they were my employer’s chosen charity of the year.  After a very rewarding period working closely with the PASIC team to set up and develop a CRM system for them, I was honoured to be asked by the Board if I’d consider becoming a Trustee.  I accepted without hesitation and hope I can use my skills and experience to help PASIC continue providing such vital support to families.  I live in Chesterfield, working in Nottingham as a chartered accountant.

Mark Rye

I have spent the majority of my working life in the Recruitment Sector and, along with my business partner, have been running my own Recruitment Business since 2010.  Whilst I am one of the newest Trustees, I first became aware of PASIC over 30 years ago - when the charity supported my brother, and the rest of our family, following his diagnosis with a Wilms Tumour. I live in Nottingham with my wife and 2 young daughters – Molly and Maddie.

Paul Burrows

I have worked in Nottingham as a Senior Relationship Manager for a high street bank for 37 years. I live with my wife Angie and grown up children Oliver and Chloe. When Oliver was 4 he contracted Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and myself and Angie have never forgotten not only the wonderful care he received on Ward E38 at the QMC, Nottingham but also the support from PASIC. Oliver is now a strong and healthy 27 year old man. In 2019 my Rotary Club raised money for PASIC and I asked if there was any other way I could become involved. I was delighted to be invited to be a Trustee.

Margaret Parr

Hospital Representative, Lead Nurse
I’m the Lead Nurse for the East Midlands Children’s and Young Persons’ Integrated Cancer Service (CYPICS), a post I’ve help for 5 years since Leicester and Nottingham Children’s Oncology Services came together to form CYPICS.  I joined the PASIC board in February 2013.  My role is to act as the clinical link between PASIC and the NHS service and my aim is to enable us to work well together in the future to help support children and young people with cancer.

Andrew Ball

I’ve worked in fundraising since I joined the British Red Cross in 2000 – staying for 8 ½ years. I followed this with stints at the NSPCC, Stroke Association and I CAN before joining Rainbows Hospice in 2015. I am currently Director of Development at Loughborough Schools Foundation. I jumped at the chance to join PASIC as I wanted to help a local charity with their fundraising. I live in Quorn with my wife April and our 12-year-old son Archie and I spend my spare time with my head in my hands down the City Ground as a Nottingham Forest season ticket holder.