Hospice in the Weald appoints new trustee

13 September, 2017
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

The charity Hospice in the Weald has recently appointed a new trustee to join their existing panel. Joanna Ford from law firm Cripps brings the total number of trustees to 13. Working together with Chairman Simon Lee, their primary focus is to help the charity achieve its key strategic aims and ensure the Hospice continues to provide compassionate and supportive care to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers in the community it serves.


Hospice in the Weald, which is based in Pembury on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, serves a community of approximately 350,000 across West Kent and northern East Sussex. Commenting on Joanna’s recent appointment, Rob Woolley, CEO of the charity said: “We are delighted to welcome Joanna to the Board of Trustees.  We are incredibly grateful for the vast wealth of knowledge and experience the trustees bring to the organisation and Joanna is no different.  All of the trustees carry out their roles free of charge to make best possible use of funds and ensure value for money for the charity.  They offer an invaluable service in terms of the support they provide to the overall operations of the organisation.”


Care and support is provided by Hospice in the Weald completely free of charge and as a charity, not part of the NHS, it depends heavily on volunteers, their trustees and the goodwill of the local community.


On her appointment to the charity Joanna, who lives with her family in Tunbridge Wells, said: “I am thrilled to be appointed as a trustee of Hospice in the Weald, and look forward to being involved in its progressive and holistic approach to supporting families in the community whose lives are impacted by terminal illness.  This is a particularly exciting and challenging year for the Hospice with the development of the Cottage Hospice in Mayfield, the first of its kind, which will be a valuable addition to the wide range of services already offered by the Hospice.”