Jen Kelly, Founder and Director
The GKCCT was founded in memory of my daughter Grace who passed away in 2014. Grace was a loving, caring little girl who above all wanted to help and look after other children. Her legacy, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust was set up to do just that, to help other children as I know this is exactly what she would have wanted.
I am so proud of all Grace has achieved and am grateful to everyone that has helped to make this possible. As both a bereaved parent and a General Practitioner, I am in the unusual position of being able to experience the problems of childhood cancer both from the viewpoint as a clinician but also as a parent. I hope that in time, our work will make a big difference to children fighting cancer.
Michelle Nolan, Charity Engagement Coordinator
My daughter went to preschool with Grace, and like everyone in our community, I was deeply saddened by Grace’s story. When Jen launched a fundraising appeal in 2015 to try to raise vital funds for research, I helped and volunteered with events being held.
I took on some personal challenges to help support Jen’s work and became an official member of the GKCCT team in 2016.
It is an honour every day to help to support the vital work of The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, and to be a part of such a lovely hard working team that is making a difference to children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Emma Williams, Office & Project Manager
I joined the GKCCT in March 2020, having over 17 years experience of working within the third sector in a variety of roles including event and project management, fundraising, communications and administration.
I am proud to be part of such an amazing, caring team here at the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. Working towards the legacy that Grace has left behind, supporting oncology families at the hardest of times and working hard in the fight against childhood cancer.
Sarah Tarry, Family Support Worker
I joined the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust in September 2021 having worked for 19 years within the NHS, 17 of which were with the 0 - 19 Startingwell Partnership. Alot of my work was around supporting families and so I have been able to transfer some really useful skills to my new position.
I feel proud and delighted to be part of such a fabulous team. I hope to be able to make a difference to our oncology children and their families, by offering both emotional and practical support. Most important, I hope to help the legacy that Grace has left behind to continue to grow through the good work that the Charity is doing.