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Our Trustees

Karen Parnell

Chair of Trustees

Karen works as an Educational Advisor for a Local Authority, having previously worked as a teacher for 20 years. Being widowed young, and a mother of two, she has first-hand experience of child bereavement and the work of Mosaic. Karen is passionate about supporting bereaved young people and raising awareness of the issues they face.

Cheryl Bellingham

Trustee

Cheryl has been volunteering for Mosaic for 6 years, she is a keen advocate of the service Mosaic provide to Dorset children and their families and often attends the residential event and social events.  Cheryl is also one of Mosaic’s Counsellors who offers bereavement support to our families. 

Rollo Clifford

Trustee

Rollo was a Consultant Pediatrician at Dorset County Hospital until retirement in 2016. After a 40-year career working with young people in a hospital setting, he is enjoying spending time with children in their own environment in a voluntary role. Rollo has been a volunteer with Mosaic for two years helping at several weekends at Leeson House and other events through the year. He is now also taking on the role of Trustee. Rollo has personal experience of being a child in a bereaved family after the death of his dad when he was an infant. Since retirement, Rollo has enjoyed spending more time sailing, playing his flute, gardening and visiting a holiday cottage in Cornwall. He is married with three adult daughters and, so far, one grandson.

Mary Norrish

Trustee

My interest in becoming a Mosaic Trustee arose from both personal and professional experience of childhood bereavement and its impact on families. My father died when I was 12 and was widowed when my own children ranged from 12 to 4years, nothing like Mosaic existed then. Working originally in hospital social work and for many years in child care services I have seen many examples of the necessity for the sort of sensitive, expert support that Mosaic counsellors’ offer across Dorset.

Rick Hewland

Trustee

Rick joined Mosaic as a Volunteer in 2010. He has worked as an Engineer and a Commodity Trader but discovered the virtues of volunteering at school through his Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Rick was a Scout Leader in his twenties and supported callers for several years at Central London Samaritans. When a colleague mentioned Mosaic, it seemed like the obvious next step in his volunteering journey. After he and his young family moved to Bournemouth in 2021 he also became a Trustee and continues to volunteer. 

Neil Cradock

Trustee

Neil Cradock, a professional with over 20-years financial background, joined Mosaic, as a trustee in 2023. Bringing a wealth of financial expertise, Neil’s commitment to community well-being aligns seamlessly with Mosaic's mission of providing child bereavement services.

His strategic thinking and analytical skills, refined over two decades in finance, will support Mosaic towards sustained growth and impact. Neil's involvement in community support, combined with his genuine empathy, makes him a valuable addition to Mosaic's board of trustees. As a trustee, Neil is set to leverage his financial acumen to contribute to Mosaic's sustainability.

Rowan Seymour

Trustee

Rowan has supported many young people moving from First to Middle School as a Transition Learning Mentor. She has run ELSA and communication groups and mentored young people on a 1:1 basis.

Rowan currently co-facilitates Connected Minds a group for 9–13-year-olds struggling to attend and cope with school. She is also a Dorset Reading Partner.

Rowan knows the value and importance of Mosaic’s work and is keen to support the charity through her role as a trustee.

Jane Hinnrichs

Trustee

Jane moved to Dorset after over 30 years living in London and working in marketing communications in the private and public sector. From 2008-2014, she was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Breast Cancer Care, the UK wide charity providing care, support and information for anyone affected by breast cancer. 

Jane’s father died when she was only 14 years old and support for children and young people was almost nonexistent. She is passionate about Mosaic’s aims and mission and believes it has the potential to be the leading provider of training for professionals and support for children and young people who have lost someone they loved.