Liz joined the Julia’s House Board in 2004 as the Nursing representative, and remained a Trustee until 2014. She was also Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2014. She continues to put her clinical experience in the NHS to good use by supporting members of the Julia’s House Family Support Services team with advice and guidance. Liz volunteers for the children’s hospice charity in many other ways, including collecting regular supplies of PPE for the nurses and carers from regional NHS hubs during the pandemic.

“I was delighted to be asked to be Life President of Julia’s House and I am honoured and proud to accept. I hope I will be able to live up to the example set by the late Mike Wise. I have been involved with Julia’s House since its beginning. I have watched it grow and expand in Dorset, and into Wiltshire, and the concept of caring for the child and being there for the family really resonates with me.”

My husband Pete and I have been fortunate to be actively involved in many aspects of Julia’s House, and have been thrilled to see firsthand the difference the charity makes to the children and their families. We both intend to continue to support and champion Julia’s House in every way possible.”

Liz Gardiner