Say Hello to Our Trustees

Meet the People Behind the Work

Gill Castle

Founder and Chair

Gill is a committed and established campaigner for childbirth injuries/trauma and stomas, dedicating the last few years to raising awareness and funds for both causes, with more than £21,000 raised through her efforts – including spending the winter of 2020-21 wearing only a bikini to swim in the open water!


Gill is a member of the Council for the MASIC Foundation, an advocate for the Birth Trauma Association and a volunteer writer for Colostomy UK’s award winning Tidings magazine. She has a passionate belief in the ability of people to adapt to changes in their life, and is determined to share her positive outlook with those who are struggling.

Fun Facts about Gill! Gill had her first tattoo at the age of 38, and now has 2 – both of her cat, Dave. Her cat Rocky is a Twitter viral star, whose picture is often seen on cat groups all over the world. Yes, Gill loves cats! Gill loves all animals, and even rescued a duckling when out cycling who she called Quackers.

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Charlotte Watson


Charlotte is a local Alnwick businesswoman and organiser extraordinaire. She loves to contribute to her community and helping raise money and awareness for worthy causes. With her straight talking no nonsense approach, she certainly gets the job done. 

Fun facts about Charlotte! She was chosen for England's U16's England rugby team, but glandular fever prevented her from playing on the squad. In true Charlotte style, she organised her wedding in Thailand in under 24 hours notice, and has NEVER had a cup of tea!

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Claire Baigent


Claire is originally from Yorkshire but recently moved to Northumberland with her husband and three sons. She has worked with several charities as a peer support worker and is passionate about supporting people with their mental health and well-being. 

Fun facts about Claire! She is a self-confessed music snob and loves a kitchen disco!

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Emma Phelan

Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Emma has been a passionate fundraiser for a number of causes. She is organised and adventurous, and loves coming up with new ideas to inspire people to hand over their cash!

Fun facts about Emma! You'll normally find Emma surrounded by children or dogs, and her favourite time of the year is Halloween. Emma was also once an extra in Australian soap Home & Away, so we are lucky to have a celebrity in the mix!

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