Mike Bartlett - Chair of Trustees
Mike Bartlett is a Fundraising Director for a National charity and has 14 years experience in the charity sector. Mike also has a background in childhood bereavement charities and takes an active interest in childhood bereavement issues. Mike has been a trustee since 2008 and is a residential weekend volunteer. Mike is married with two children and lives in Wimborne.
With a background in financial services and with two young children of my own, I feel very privileged to be in a position where I can draw upon 17 years of investment management and business experience to support such a compassionate charity and the children it listens to, cares for and helps during such difficult times.
PATRON - Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green
Sir Al Aynsley-Green trained as a children’s physician, was James Spence Professor of Child Health in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, then Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Director of Clinical Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; he was then first National Clinical Director for Children in Government 2000-5, and the first independent statutory Children’s Commissioner for England from 2005-10.
He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health at University College London, and Founder of Aynsley-Green Consulting, engaging with governments and organisations worldwide on children, childhood and children’s services.
He was knighted by HM the Queen for his services to children and young people in 2006 and in June 2013 received the James Spence Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this being the highest accolade for a British Children’s Physician.
He was bereaved of his father when he was 10 years old, this life-changing tragedy giving him his motivation to train as a doctor, and his commitment to promote the importance of grief in childhood. His personal insights allow him to relate directly to bereaved children today. He is Patron of the national Childhood Bereavement Network, and works with colleagues in Canada, Australia, Norway, and across the EU to share best practice and improve awareness of the importance of childhood grief.
His latest book 'The British Betrayal of Childhood' is on sale now. Click here to find out more and buy a copy.