My job as a member of the audit committee is to assist the board in fulfilling its responsibilities in respect of the financial and operational management of ECPC. The audit committee also approves annual budgets and the annual accounts of the organization. I also see myself as a support to the secretariat, assisting and advising when necessary.
I am a trustee and treasurer of an umbrella rare disease charity in Northern Ireland – my specific interests are rare cancers. I am a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Auditor. I am a senior partner in a small accountancy practice. I also co-own a care home for frail elderly people and those with dementia. I am also a Registered Nurse.
I am a rare cancer patient – I was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix in 2014, this disease has an incidence of approximately 2 persons per million. In 2014 I had major surgery and eight cycles of systemic chemotherapy. Since then I have been disease free but have post-treatment complications – kidney failure and severe neuropathy. (Did you know that Audrey Hepburn died of the same disease?)
We understand that when you make a donation, you want to know exactly what happens to your money. We aim to be clear and transparent when it comes to using your contributions in our mission to fight cancer.Your donations not only help us to empower the cancer patient community and make a positive difference to healthcare, treatment and accessibility, but also enable us to:
ensure our members are engaged and feel part of an active community through information, training, unique resources, tools, opportunities and networking at a national and European level
legitimise our position of cancer patient representatives before decision-makers
build a reputation as a cancer patient expert within the scientific community
find partners sharing the same vision, values and goals to work together on projects
get the media’s attention in order to publish and disseminate our messages