MEET THE TEAM
Please meet our team of employees, Trustees and Patrons
MEET OUR TRUSTEES
I jumped at the chance to be involved in such an empowering, positive and inspirational charity.
Prior to becoming a Trustee, I watched a good friend model in the Keeping Abreast Fashion Show in October. I was overwhelmed by the positivity of the event, both for the models and the attendees. It is hard to put the emotions and the feeling at the Fashion Show into words, but the show was life-affirming and an incredible celebration of battles fought and won.
I also attended a ‘Show & Tell’ and, again, was moved by the women showing me that health, body positivity and happiness are possible after a cancer or BRCA diagnosis.
I wanted to contribute to the charity and help others in the same way as the charity has helped me... to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I wanted to be a Trustee as I received such great support from the charity and got my confidence back taking part in the Fashion Show. I started volunteering and I am now the Treasurer of the Norwich Support Group. I want to help continue the charity's great work and help it to keep moving forward, so the support is always there for ladies who find themselves in the same situation.
I joined KA as a volunteer after hearing about the charity at work. I have been working as a nurse at the NNUH for over 15 years, and during the last four with plastic surgery patients. I have been caring for reconstruction patients during the first few days post-op, and feel that I can truly represent their real needs. As a Trustee I can act as an advocate for reconstruction patients and offer recommendations that will directly affect their recovery. I am excited and privileged to be involved with KA and am looking forward to helping to shape its future.
I was a nurse for 18 years, spending the last 10 years as a nursing officer in the British Army. Since changing career, I have worked for the past 19 years running my own Podiatry business. I am married with two daughters at Uni and, with a little more spare time now, have become part of the team at KA as a Trustee.
Emma Queensborough (Acting Chair)
I decided to become a Trustee with Keeping Abreast as I wanted to play an active role in supporting the charity’s growth and development. The charity has been a great personal support to me and the dear friends I have met along the way, so this is my opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ whilst learning additional skills from this new and exciting role.
Victoria Vazquez (Treasurer)
I am a qualified chartered accountant at Price Bailey and, since joining the corporate team in 2016, I have worked with the Not-For-Profit sector and am keen to bring these skills to Keeping Abreast. On a personal level, I love a cuppa with friends, playing board games, as well as walking the dog.
Elaine Sassoon – Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Richard Haywood – Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Beverley Birritteri – Co-Founder of Keeping Abreast
Ruth Harcourt – Co-Founder of Keeping Abreast
Becky Jago – TV Presenter
Elena Prousskaia Peregudova
Thank you to the businesses that support us!
Keeping Abreast was established in September 2007 by patients Anna Beckingham and Beverley Birritteri and Breast Reconstruction nurse specialist Ruth Harcourt. They recognised a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer and facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences. This allows women make an informed choice about whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction.
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