22nd December 2023

We are delighted to introduce our very first Vice President.

As he stepped down as a Trustee for Trinity Hospice after 12 years, Christopher Beverley was announced as the Vice President for Brian House, supporting Trinity’s President, Sir Bill Beaumont, and championing the vital work of the Fylde coast’s only children’s hospice.

For the duration of his time on Trinity’s Board of Trustees, Christopher has been Chairman of Brian House, which he has described as an honour.

He said: “It has been a huge privilege, but also a tremendous pleasure to be a member of the Board of what is probably the best-known local charity which has served the local community of Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde for so many years.

“The hospice had provided wonderful care for a number of close friends and relatives, especially to my late wonderful mother-in-law who spent her final days wrapped in the care of the staff who provided us with support at a difficult time for my wife and I.

“It was so clearly the right place for me to give my time and become a volunteer.”

As Christopher, who is a former consultant solicitor and Deputy Coroner for the Blackpool and Fylde District, stepped down as a Trustee, having served the required 12 years on the Board, Trinity Trustee Jean Hunter became the new Chairman for Brian House.

Reflecting on the last 12 years, Christopher says the hospice’s biggest asset is its team of staff, working tirelessly to provide outstanding specialist care to exceptionally fragile children.

“The people who work at Brian House are truly remarkable,” he said.

“They all work incredibly hard and so obviously love what they do in looking after the children and supporting their families.”

As Vice President of Brian House, Christopher will promote the children’s hospice as an ambassador in the community.

He said: “It is indeed a great honour to have been appointed the very first Vice President of Brian House which I believe will give me a new aspect to my continuing to act as a volunteer.

“Additionally, I can continue in a different way to always support the team within the hospice. It is essential that I do this separately from the Brian House committee which have a new and very able chairman in Jean, and the timing was clearly right for me to step aside from that role with a new chairman and manager who will take Brian House forward.

“Trinity and Brian House are an essential part of our community, supported financially to a major extent by the community it seeks to serve which creates an enormous amount of effort from our fundraising team.”

Christopher said he was particularly excited about the upcoming launch of Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool, and seeing the difference the town’s first every large-scale public art trail will make to Brian House.

Trinity’s Chairman, Nigel Law, said: “Christopher has been a tremendous member of our Board of Trustees, and an incredible Chairman for our dedicated Children’s Hospice for a number of years.

“Although sad to bid him farewell from the Board, we are delighted that he is now our very first Vice President for Brian House. Our children’s hospice is a much-loved asset to all who need it on the Fylde coast, yet remains almost a hidden gem in the area.

“Christopher’s experience and passion for the care we provide and the difference we make to local families makes him a perfect ambassador for our work.”


Published December 2023

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