Patrons, trustees and benefactors

The Daisy Appeal has many patrons and trustees who generously donate their time and talents to help us save local lives. Their involvement greatly increases awareness of the Daisy Appeal and helps us improve the survival chances of thousands of local people each year.

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the management of the Daisy Appeal to ensure it is effective in doing the job that it was set up to do. Our trustees bring a wide range of skills and experience and play a key role in the running of the charity.

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Patrons

John Godber

John Godber

A renowned playwright famous for productions such as Teechers, Bouncers and Up ’n’ Under, John is a passionate supporter of the Daisy Appeal helping to raise its profile and awareness of the work it does.
David Davis MP

Rt Hon David Davis MP

As Member of Parliament for Haltemprice and Howden David is a strong advocate for the work of the Daisy Appeal. As a well known figure throughout the country David’s ties with the region stretch back to the 1980s as MP for the former Boothferry constituency.
Alan Johnson

Rt Hon Alan Johnson

Formerly the MP for Hull West and Hessle Alan is well known nationally and locally helping to raise the profile of and support for the Daisy Appeal. Now a successful author and regular contributor to news and current affairs programmes Alan is a regular attendee and supporter of Daisy Appeal events.

Trustees

Dr A Allam

Dr A Allam

Assem Allam is an Egyptian-British businessman, based since 1968 in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

He is the owner of Allam Marine, an industrial generator manufacturer, and owner of football club Hull City.

He has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal since 2010.

Mr T S E Boanas

Mr T S E Boanas

Trevor Boanas is Chairman of Bonus Electrical, one of Hull’s leading independent electrical wholesalers. He is President of Hull City Association Football Club and has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal Since 2003.  
Professor P E Dyer

Professor P E Dyer

Pete Dyer is an Emeritus Professor of Physics with the University of Hull.

He has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal since 2010.

Miss K M Guest

Miss K M Guest

Karen Guest is partner/owner of Guest and Philips Jewellers in Saturday Market, Beverley.

She has been a Trustee with the Daisy Appeal Charity since 2013.

Mr D C Heuck

Mr D C Heuck

David is a chartered accountant who trained with Hodgson Harris in Hull.

He worked as the Finance Director at Heron Foods for 32 years before retiring in 2019, two years after the company was sold to a major plc. He is currently a director of a family property holding and development company.

Mrs V Heuck

Mrs V Heuck

Viccy Heuck lectured for 14 years at the University of Hull Business School on their MBA and undergraduate degree programmes. She is now a retired Chartered Certified Accountant and has served on the Charity’s Trustee Board since 2016.

She is also a Trustee of the Joseph Rand Benevolent Fund. 

Mr A N Horncastle

Mr A N Horncastle MBE

Andrew Horncastle MBE is a local builder and property developer.

High Sheriff 2020/2021

He is a founder member of For Entrepreneurs Only and assists with the Prince’s Trust in this area. He also sits on a sub-board of the Local Enterprise Partnership to encourage local investment.

He has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal Charity since 2010.

Mr S Howey

Mr S Howey

Syd Howey is a retired medical physicist having previously been Head of Medical Physics and Nuclear Medicine at the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

His Trusteeships include Osprey and the Daisy Appeal, the latter since 2010.

Professor M J Lind

Professor M J Lind

Professor Mike Lind was appointed Foundation Professor of Oncology at the University of Hull in 1998. His major area of interest is in thoracic malignancy. He chairs the NCIN lung site specific clinical reference group. He is also the NCRI lead for malignant thymoma.

He has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal since 2000.

Dr C A Rowland-Hill

Dr C A Rowland-Hill

Chris Rowland-Hill is currently a Consultant Neuroradiologist with the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He was Clinical Director of Radiology in Hull for 10 years and was also the Past President of the British Society of Neuroradiologists.

He has been a Trustee of the Daisy Appeal since 2009.

Professor N D Stafford

Professor N D Stafford OBE

Nick Stafford OBE is Emeritus Professor of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Hull.

He has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Daisy Appeal Charity since its inception in 2000.

Benefactors

The Daisy Appeal improves the survival chances of thousands of people each year and gives all of our patients and their families a brighter future - our benefactors help make our world-leading research possible.

Thanks to all of our generous benefactors, we have been able to raise more than £12.5m to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

We’re hugely grateful to the thousands of people who have donated to us already, and no matter how big or small the donation, every penny helps us in our mission to give faster, more accurate diagnosis.

But we urgently need more individuals and groups to get involved to ensure we can continue to provide our world-class and internationally-acclaimed research.

A regular annual or monthly donation will significantly impact the lives of local people. You may never meet the people you help, but they will know you helped them.

Your gift will support our lifesaving work in the fight against the region's biggest diseases.

While you’ve been reading this, another local person will have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-changing illness. They and their families and friends will be entering a time of great uncertainty and fear.

Please contact us to find out more about becoming a benefactor. Your donation will make a difference.

Thank you.

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