Chris Acton has joined Accomplish as our seventh trustee and has taken on the role of treasurer. He is already making a huge difference to our work.
Chris has been a supporter of Accomplish for several years and has twice visited our partners and projects in Uganda. He is pictured below, right with his daughter Jessie, Accomplish supporter Rob Dobson and trustee Dr. Chris Harris in Amsterdam, about to board the plane to Uganda on 27 April 2017. A larger photo of Chris from this year's Uganda visit is below.
“I wanted to join Accomplish because it's just simply a brilliant little charity doing so much with a tiny amount of money,” Chris said. “Can you imagine the NHS spending just £3,000 a year to provide epilepsy care for over 500 patients?”
A former GP practice manager, Chris is now a director of the Primary Care Partnership, which provides consultancy support to GP practices. As such, he is an asset to Accomplish’s medical outreach work, as well as bringing organisational and business skills. Chris lives in York with his family.
As Accomplish’s treasurer, Chris is aided by two new volunteers, Nigel Pells and Steph Coles. We would like to thank them all for joining the Accomplish team in this vital capacity.
Accomplish is extremely grateful to outgoing treasurer Sue Baldock who has done a marvellous job since our inception in 2008, working tirelessly to administer and manage our accounts, as well as fundraising for us, speaking publicly to raise awareness, hosting trustee meetings in her beautiful home, and many other activities behind the scenes. Sue now continues as a trustee but is changing roles to become our volunteer coordinator, in addition to writing grant applications and playing a full role in Accomplish’s growth, especially in Malawi. We would also like to thank Debbie Paterson for assisting Sue with the accounts and providing invaluable advice.