Our Board of Trustees represent both Trinity Hospice and Brian House and are made up of members of the local community who generously give their time to support the hospice with their broad medical and business skills and experience.

Should you wish to discuss or raise anything with them, they can be contacted via email at trustees@trinityhospice.co.uk.


Nigel Law (Chairman)

Nigel has lived on the Fylde coast since 1972 and practised as a solicitor both in Blackpool and Poulton-le-Fylde until 1996. He formally retired in 2018. Nigel met Trinity’s founder Dr David Cooper in 1990 and watched with interest the growth of Trinity Hospice through the efforts of its board of Trustees and its clinical and administrative staff supported by volunteers.

Nigel was appointed a trustee in 2010 and was chairman of Trinity Hospice trading company until he was elected Chairman of the board of trustees in 2017. He brings to Trinity Hospice over 40 years of legal experience, and a background of being Chairman of two other Lancashire children’s charities.


Christopher Beverley (Vice-chairman)

Christopher is a former consultant solicitor with Blackhurst Budd Solicitors in Blackpool and was the Deputy Coroner for the Blackpool and Fylde District. He is a member of the Lord Lieutenant’s Panel for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army Bridge Project.


Bill Holmes

Bill worked in the chemical industry for 30 years, mainly in production management in Australia and then the UK, and ended up as Managing Director of European Vinyls Corporation (UK) Ltd – the largest European producer of PVC.


Dr Helen Grenier

Helen became aware of Dr David Cooper and his vision for a hospice on the Fylde coast while she was a trainee GP in Over Wyre. Prior to her retirement she was the lead GP for end-of-life care in her Practice in Fleetwood.


Dr Stephen Doel

Stephen has lived and worked on the Fylde coast since 1978. He was a GP at The Village Practice in Thornton Cleveleys, developing interests in GP training, clinical governance and health service commissioning.


Tom Inman

Tom is a retired company director of a multi-national IT company, with specialist knowledge in IT, business management and construction. Most recently he has been involved in Trinity and Brian House’s new websites, ward modifications and upgrades.


Kath Burn

Kath was Senior Sister at Trinity Hospice when it opened, became Deputy Matron in 1992 and Matron in 1994. She was involved in fundraising for Trinity from its early days, and remains to this day through the Thornton Cleveleys Friends Group.


Steven Thompson

Steven has worked for 32 years in public sector finance in both local government and the NHS acute sector. He is currently Director of Resources at Blackpool Council and chair of the local credit union’s Credit Committee.He is also chairman of Trinity's Audit Committee.


Nancy Preston

Nancy is a nurse and Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care at the International Observatory of End of Life Care in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. She grew up in the Fylde.


Andrew Keith

Andrew was an ENT surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He served on the North West Deanery Education and Training Committee and was a representative on the council of the British Association of Otolaryngologists at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Graham Wilkinson

Graham is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is currently Head of Finance at Ribby Hall Village. Graham became a Trustee as a way to give back using his professional skills, and following a referral from a colleague decided to apply as a candidate.

Peter Jackson

Peter runs the successful jewellery business, Peter Jackson the Jeweller, based in Preston. He has been involved with many charities over the years including the Prince’s Trust and the Roy Castle Foundation, and has an MBE for services to charity.

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