Patrons

Dame Janet Trotter DBE

Honorary President of Carers Gloucestershire.

Dame Janet, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire since 2010, was appointed OBE in 1991 and awarded a DBE in 2001. As Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Janet is the Queen’s representative in the county; this includes supporting a range of charities which work with the vulnerable and frail within our community.

Janet_Trotter-full-cropDame Janet comments, “I am truly delighted to be a part of Carers Gloucestershire’s work with unpaid carers and hope I can help to raise awareness of the invaluable contribution carers make. I had experience of being a carer when I looked after my father who had dementia for three years. It taught me a great deal about myself and about both the privilege and the challenges and frustrations of being a carer”.

Tim Poole, Chief Executive of Carers Gloucestershire adds, “Dame Janet has long been a supporter of carers and the work that we do to support them so I am absolutely delighted that she has agreed to take on a more formal role with the charity”.

 

Chris and Sue Rose

Until 2008 Chris Rose was Chairman and owner of Tudor Rose International, Europe’s leading export management company. Chris and his wife Sue sold Tudor Rose six years ago to Venture Capitalists.

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Since then Chris and Sue have been trying to balance their time between other, smaller business ventures and their desire to ‘put something back’ through support of a charity. In 2012 they were invited to become Patrons of Carers Gloucestershire

Chris and Sue seek to make Gloucestershire businesses more aware of the very difficult balancing act that holding down a job whilst caring for a loved one presents and how Carers Gloucestershire can help both the employee and the company.

 

Nicholas McCarthy

Born without his right hand, Nicholas is one of a few left-handed pianists worldwide. He made history in July 2012 by being the only left handed player to graduate from the Royal College of Music since it was founded.

Nicholas comments, “I’m honoured to be able to support the charity. Carers Gloucestershire really touched my heart with the work that they do in providing a support network for people who find themselves in a caring role. It struck me that anyone of us could find ourselves in that position at any time and its comforting to know that Carers Gloucestershire is there to turn to.”

NMcCNicholas has received numerous awards for his contribution to music and most recently was awarded the prestigious international AMI Award for his creative excellence in music and was presented to him at a ceremony held at The London Studios.