Our Team

We are Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity, or YBTC.

YBTC is Yorkshire's leading brain tumour charity dedicated to raising funds for life changing research and patient support.

We have a dedicated team made up of staff and volunteers.

The YBTC team

Our team is made up of three groups of passionate and enthusiastic people; our dedicated trustees, our devoted office staff and our team of amazing volunteers.

Our trustees

We are governed by a team of trustees, a number of business professionals whose job it is to lead and guide our future. Our trustees are informed by accomplished medical experts who work with brain tumour patients every day.

Our trustees are:

  • Martin Gatenby is a Key Account Manager. He works for a leading pharmaceutical company
  • Bev Foster is our Chair of Trustees and has been involved in the charity since 2002.
  • Mr Paul Chumas is a Consultant Neurosurgeon. He co-founded YBTC and has been instrumental to our growth.
  • Dr Susan Picton is a Consultant Paediatric Oncologist based at St James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds.
  • Mr Rob Corns is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds General Infirmary.
  • Tim Calverley is a Director of Business Advisory Service Laurus, based in Leeds. 
  • Dr Ruth Clarke is our Deputy Chair of Trustees. Ruth is retired from a Scientific career and is a keen volunteer in our YBTC Charity Shop. She represents the patient voice on our board. 
  • Sophie Willis is the newest member of our board and works as a HR specialist.

Our friendly office staff

The team based at No. 31 are led by our Charity Manager, Marie Peacock. Marie is dedicated to providing support for families across the region, as well as funding research to find a cure for this devastating disease. Christine Beal, our Support Services Co-ordinator, is always on-hand to give words of encouragement, help and support to brain tumour patients and their families. Nicki Hood and Jen Aspinall can be found frantically organising all of our fantastic fundraising events as our Community Fundraisers. We have two very recently joined members of the team; Noemie Benazet-Salvaudon is our Finance Officer and Rosy Deacon supports all of the team as our Administrative Assistant.

In 2016 we opened a cafe and charity shop at No 31, Otley Road, Leeds. The shop is run by Becky Bulmer and Sammy Bryant-Kitching who are always happy to welcome you.

Our amazing volunteers

We couldn't do what we do, without our amazing volunteers. From helping in the shop, sorting stock, recycling and eBay, to helping at events and in the office; our volunteers are vital and mean the world to us. If you're interested in becoming part of YBTC, head over to our JOIN OUR TEAM page.

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Office: 0113 340 0111
Email: info@yorksbtc.org.uk

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