Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is made up of members of the local community who generously give their time to support the hospice with their broad medical and business skills and experience.

Should you wish to discuss or raise anything with them, they can be contacted via email at trustees@trinityhospice.co.uk

Nigel Law (Chairman)

I have lived on the Fylde coast since 1972 and after graduating from university I practised as a solicitor both in Blackpool and Poulton le Fylde before retiring in 1996. I met Dr David Cooper during that time and I watched with interest the growth of Trinity Hospice from its inception through the efforts of its board of trustees and its staff.

In 2010 I saw an advert seeking new trustees and after application and interview I was appointed and I now am the Chairman of Trinity Hospice Trading Company Limited which operates all the hospice shops. I hope I can bring to the hospice nearly 40 years of legal experience, together with the experience gained by me as Chairman of two other Lancashire children’s charities.

Christopher Beverley (Vice-chairman)

Consultant Solicitor with Blackhurst Budd Solicitors in Blackpool and the Deputy Coroner for the Blackpool and Fylde District. Member of the Lord Lieutenant’s Panel for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army Bridge Project.

“Having had an involvement with the Hospice since its foundation through clients, and latterly in their care of a family member, I was anxious to help in a direct way and applied to become a member of Board of Trustees. I assist in the educational programme in providing medical students and staff with regular updates on ‘The Role of the Coroner’.”

Bill Holmes

Born 1949 in Bolton, graduated from Imperial College, London University with a degree in Chemical Engineering 1970 and travelled around the world for three years from 1970 – 1973.  Worked in the Chemical industry for 30 years (primarily with ICI and then its spin-off companies), mainly in production management in Australia and then the UK. Finished up as Managing Director of European Vinyls Corporation (UK) Ltd – the largest European producer of PVC.

“Became a Trustee of Trinity Hospice in 1993 when they were looking for someone with general business management experience and I was working at ICI Hillhouse Site (Thornton). I had always supported cancer charities since the untimely death of my father at the age of 38 and I was happy to get involved.”

Chairman of Trustees at Trinity from 1998 to 2010 and Vice – Chairman from 2010 to 2011.


Helen Grenier

Qualified in Medicine in 1981 in Manchester and except for six months in Burnley has spent entire medical career on the Fylde Coast,  first in Blackpool Victoria Hospital then following a GP trainee year Over Wyre she became a GP in Fleetwood in 1985 and is still working there.

As a trainee she became aware of David Cooper and his vision for a Hospice on the Fylde Coast. One of the staff at Preesall Health Centre was prominently involved in the initial fundraising and it was a patient Helen was caring for who was the first patient admitted to Trinity in 1985. “I accompanied her on the day and still have the photo taken outside with the staff.  I could never have imagined that 30 years later I would be a Trustee. Since then I have been involved in End of Life Care in my Practice and believe passionately in aiming for the best care and support for patients and their families in their preferred place of care.”

Kath Burn

Qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1968 and as a State Registered Midwife in 1970. Following this  worked as a Staff Nurse on night duty on an acute surgical ward before taking up the post of Junior Sister and then Senior Sister on day duty on the same ward for the next 14 years.

Moved to Trinity Hospice in 1985 as Senior Sister and became Deputy Matron in 1992 and Matron in 1994. Involved in fundraising for Trinity from the early days and still part of the Thornton Cleveleys Friends Group to raise funds throughout the year.

Peter Jackson

Married with five children and living in Lytham St.Annes. Peter runs a successful jewellery business, Peter Jackson the Jeweller, based in Preston.  Peter has been involved with many charities over the years including the Princes Trust and the Roy Castle Foundation and has received an MBE for services to charity.

Tom Inman

Retired Director of a multi-national Information Technology company with specialist knowledge in the areas of Information Technology, business management and construction matters. He decided to volunteer as a Trustee of Trinity Hospice after a close friend was given excellent end of life care in Trinity.

Andrew Keith

Worked as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital from 1988 until retirement in 2014. Also served on the North West Deanery Education and Training Committee and represented the Deanery on the council of the British Association of Otolaryngologists at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Stephen Doel

A semi-retired local GP with considerable experience in Clinical Governance and training.

Nancy Preston

Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor on the PhD in Palliative Care at the International Observatory of End of Life Care Faculty of Health and Medicine, Furness College.

Steven Thompson

Born in Blackpool, graduated from St Andrews University and Manchester Business School, spent a 32-year career in public sector finance, 22 in local government and 10 in the NHS acute sector including Blackpool Victoria Hospital Trust.

Currently Director of Resources at Blackpool Council, chair of the local credit union’s Credit Committee and been a trustee of Trinity Hospice since 2016, latterly assuming the role of chair of its Audit Committee.

Graham Wilkinson

Currently Head of Finance for Ribby Hall Village, Spa Hotel and holiday complex on a site of 110 acres.