Lady Mary Holborow
Dr Rod Bland
Chairman of Trustees: Steven Horne
I was born in Essex and lived my early life in Becontree and Hainult, moving to Harlow in 1952. From an early age my ambition was to be a pilot, and I joined the RAF at the age of 19. I gained my RAF “wings” in 1966 and flew with the RAF for 20 years, ending up on the VIP Communications squadron at RAF Northolt where my passengers included senior government ministers, civil servants, and senior officers of the Armed Forces travelling on official business throughout Europe.
I met my wife, Sally, in 1978 and we decided to make our home in Cornwall and purchased Seveock in 1982. We emulated scenes of the “Good Life” as we reared our pigs, poultry and cattle, and sold our produce on the doorstop. I left the RAF in 1984 and after a period working as the administration manager for a local firm of Chartered Accountants, Sally and I started our telecoms and IT company in 1990. We sold the business in 2010 with 16 employees and a UK - wide customer base.
My hobbies have been organising and competing in various forms of motor sport since my early days in the RAF. Business commitments meant a suppression of these activities, but after the business was sold the temptations returned and I now compete a 1970 MGB GT in hill climbs and sprints, just to have one final fling before old age finally sets in!
I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Truro since 1994 and enjoy supporting my local community whilst also helping those who need a helping hand, both locally and Internationally.
Honorary Secretary: Glen Reeve-Fowkes
Glen has been a volunteer at Parkinson’s HUBS since 2006; she coordinated the events for over 2 years and was instrumental in securing the presence of the PDNS team at each venue. Her career in education started in the classroom but on moving to Cornwall in 1987 Glen joined the County Advisory Service working with teachers across the County. Glen enjoys off shore sailing, gardening and cooking.
Finance: Hugh Crook
Hugh Crook graduated in Mathematics and spent his early business life first in accounting and then computing before settling down into a sales and marketing role with a major multinational in the business to business field. He founded Datapulse plc in the early 80’s and after fifteen years merged it with a Canadian multinational and retired from there as Chairman in 2001. He is currently a NED of a Calgary based oil services company.
JPC Administrator/Support Worker: Cathie Shipwright Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathie Shipwright, age 54, is a member of the Rotary Club of Truro. She is married to John and has 2 grown up children. Daughter Rachel and son Dan. She has one grandchild, Olivia, who is one. Cathie is a physiotherapist with over 30 years experience in the NHS mostly in Cornwall where she was born and brought up. For the last 9 years she has been involved in developing services for older people and those with long term conditions. She has recently taken flexible retirement to enjoy her family and spend more time on Rotary but continues to work part time in the NHS. She loves her home county of Cornwall and out- door life swimming, walking, surfing and exploring in the family campervan accompanied by the family Labrador Murphy.
Trustee: Jeff Baker
Jeff is a retired BBC Engineer and Manager. Before he retired and moved to Cornwall he was responsible for the BBC's Outside Broadcast Division including the staff and technical resources used to make the BBC's Radio and TV programmes outside the studio. Since retiring a decade ago, Jeff has been diagnosed with PD, which he has now had for 7 years. He believes that regular exercise has helped his condition
significantly, and together with the medication, enables him to remain active.
Trustee: Rosemary Stafford
Rosemary spent most of her working life overseas with the British Diplomatic Service but finally settled in Cornwall 10 years ago. She has been helping out at the Hubs for the last 4 years and organises her fellow Rotarians who set up each month. Rosemary enjoys travel, reading and music but with the children now grown up is looking forward to taking up new hobbies and challenges.
Trustee Maureen Woodhouse is Cornish and lives in Truro. She and her husband Ray have two daughters and four grandchildren. Maureen spent her career in education - as a teacher, head teacher and head of Cornwall Early Years Service. In 1996 she was awarded the MBE for ‘Services to Education’ and is now a school governor. Husband Ray is a Rotarian and they are both committed to furthering the aims of The James Parkinson Centre. They serve on the committee of the local branch of Parkinson’s UK and take full part in events to assist both charities. Maureen regularly helps at the JPC 'Hub' at Threemilestone and the family ran in the Santa Fun Run at Christmas to raise funds. ‘I must admit’, says Maureen, ‘That I had to jog slowly some of the way’.
Maureen is a member of Kenwyn with St Allen Church where she regularly assists with worship. She is also a member of the Church Environmental Group and is the Safeguarding Officer for Children and Vulnerable Adults. Maureen says, ‘I am honoured that I have been invited to join the JPC Trustees and will do all I can to assist my colleagues in the years to come’.