World Child Cancer is comprised of a dedicated team of staff, trustees, patrons and project committee.
Alex is working at DeepMind as a Program Manager, following his seven years of Management Consulting experience at PwC. Alex has seen the impact that a child having cancer can have on a family first hand and was extremely excited to support World Child Cancer from the minute he met the fundraising team. Alex has supported World Child Cancer since 2015 with their fundraising strategy, supported securing partnership to events and schools, as well as taking part in various challenge activities including Amsterdam, Berlin and London Marathon.
Geeta Nanda OBE
Geeta is Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and a proud Ambassador of World Child Cancer. Over the last few years, Geeta has raised over £300,000 with fellow Ambassador Mark Everard engaging new supporters from across the housing sector and hosting multiple events such as a Gala Dinner and their very successful annual Christmas Quiz. The money raised helped fund the new ‘We Care’ Family Support Home in Cameroon and Geeta attended the opening ceremony. In 2018, Geeta embarked on an epic challenge to climb northern Africa’s tallest peak – Jebel Toubkal raising over £80,000 for children with cancer all over the world. Geeta continues to support the charity and her target is to raise £1 million over the next few years. You can follow and support Geeta’s fundraising efforts here!
Guy was first introduced to World Child Cancer in 2015 when working in the same building as the team. Guy, who works at an independent estate agent, has always been interested in helping young people, and having had a young cousin with leukaemia, has seen the damaging effects of childhood cancer first hand. Guy was inspired to get involved with World Child Cancer and has taken part in a number of events, including the Royal Parks Half, the London Marathon and Spartan race and has raised almost £5,000 from social media posts and hosting a quiz. He decided he wanted to take his support further and become an ambassador, to raise donations on a larger scale and provide strategies on how to do so.
In his spare time, Guy plays Volleyball for England and is a keen Chef. He also likes to travel with his favourite holiday destination being Zanzibar.
Mark is Executive Director of Property at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and Chair of the Ambassadors Group at World Child Cancer. Mark has worked with a number of charities and community projects throughout his education and working life. He started supporting World Child Cancer late in 2016 as the Ambassadors group was formed. A mix of black tie dinners, quizzes, mountains climbed, raffles and the incredibly generous support of so many individuals and companies has seen fund raising by the Ambassadors edging ever closer to its original, initial target of raising £1m.
Morley first connected with World Child Cancer in January 2018 when he expressed an interest to join our Chief Executive, Jon Rosser, and our Ambassador Group on their trek up the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Morley also convinced his son-in-law to join the trek and between them, they raised over £11,500. Morley was so inspired by the work that World Child Cancer does, he was motivated to join the Ambassador Group in May 2019. Morley wears his orange World Child Cancer wristband with pride and is very passionate about connecting new donors and companies to the charity. In his spare time, Morley is a keen motorcyclist.
Sara Bailey is the Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate at international law firm, Trowers & Hamlins. She is a supporter of World Child Cancer having seen close to home the difference that quick treatment and proper support can make. Sara is looking forward to both organising and taking part in a number of fundraising events to raise the profile of the charity and raise vital funds.
Shahena is a trainee doctor, nutritional therapist and naturopath. She has written and contributed to newspaper and magazine publications including The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Time Out and SHE, and featured on television and radio for the BBC, UKTV and Good Food Channel. Shahena has a keen interest in increasing longevity through the food we eat and the prevention of lifestyle-based illnesses and diet-related diseases.
Shahena first became involved with World Child Cancer when she invited to join the #WhenIWasYoung campaign. After seeing the charity’s work first-hand and the positive impact it was making to children with cancer during her programme visit to Bangladesh, she wanted to become more involved. Discovering that childhood cancer survival rates are as low as 10% in developing countries like Bangladesh, compared to 80% of children with cancer surviving in high-income countries like the UK, means Shahena is passionate about lending her support to World Child Cancer.