OUR TEAM

Charlie’s is so special because of all our brilliant team – directors, therapists, helpers and advisors. Without their tireless support and their selfless generosity we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Each and everyone of the following people can be proud of the community we have built, the people we have helped and everything we have achieved together.

 

Our Co-Directors

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Founder & Co-Director

Charlie’s was set up by Jo who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and is now celebrating over 10 years clear. Jo manages Charlie's Centre, the day to day Operations and the Development plan, she is also an experienced therapist offering Indian head massage and Reiki treatments - and advises on nutrition.

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Co-Director

Kate manages the Marketing, Events and Fundraising for Charlie's including the monthly community dog walks. Kate brings her years of teaching and vast charity experience to Charlie's where she provides art workshops and children's activities in school holidays. Kate is also the proud owner of Whispa (Charlie's therapy dog).

 

OUR THERAPISTS

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Reiki & Reflexology

Tim is a Reiki master, very patient and experienced he offers reflexology and Reiki treatments every Thursday

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Charlie's Therapy Dog

Whispa is a trained therapy dog, she is very gentle and offers calm affection to anyone feeling particularly low.

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Reflexology

Ann Hughes is our reflexologist, offering this relaxing treatment every Thursday

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Beauty

Sarah attends on the first Wednesday of every month, offering lovely hand and nail beauty treatments.

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Crystal Healing & Reiki

Tara is one of our newest volunteers offering therapeutic support through crystal healing and Reiki

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Shiatsu

Terry is our Shiatsu therapist offering 'whole person' therapy through touch and gentle manipulation.

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Spiritual Healing

Sally attends every Wednesday offering spiritual healing when required. Sally is an excellent listener too.

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Yoga

Carol leads our quiet yoga class every other Wednesday morning to support health and relaxation.

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Counselling

Angela is our counsellor, ready to provide professional assistance and guidance in a confidential setting.

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Meditation & Reiki

Lorna Hedges is a psychic medium. Lorna offers meditation every Wednesday and Reiki treatments.

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Counselling

Colette is our counsellor, specialising in talking through your journey through and beyond cancer.

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Tai Chi

Mike runs our relaxation Tai Chi class every Thursday afternoon. seated Tai Chi is also available

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Reiki

Vanessa is our Reiki therapist and is offering this relaxing and healing treatment every Tuesday

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Beauty & Massage

Lisa offers nail treatments, facial treatments and gentle massage, seated or using the therapy couch.

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Beauty

Bethany offers hair styling pamper sessions (blow dry/ curling/ straightening) along with colour and style advice.

 

Our Helpers

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our trustees

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John is highly involved in his local community and a number of community organisations. He has experienced cancer and life threatening problems himself and has been involved with Charlie's since the beginning, offering his expertise and knowledge.

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Kelly, a Cancer Nurse Specialist, works at both our Gloucestershire hospitals. She helps Charlie's to understand what support services are needed, and takes information about Charlie's provision back to the consultants, clinics and patients that need us.

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Andy provides Charlie's with financial and organisational development support. He is MBA qualified and runs his own insurance & accountancy business. Andy is always willing to go the extra mile for Charlie's, including painting, laying carpets and lifting sofas.