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Our Team

Welcome to our people section

Below you will find a list of our Staff based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, our Board members and our Patron, Eleanor, Duchess of Argyll.

Feel free to use the information to get in touch.

Edinburgh
Alison Cairns

Alison Cairns

Chief Executive

Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison

Team Lead (East of Scotland)

Michele Littlejohn

Michele Littlejohn

Admin Assistant (Part Time)

Melissa Baillie

Melissa Baillie

Bereavement Support Worker

Natasha Mechie

Natasha Mechie

Bereavement Support Worker

Natasha Shanley

Natasha Shanley

Bereavement Support Worker

Aislinn Wilson

Aislinn Wilson

Bereavement Support Worker

Glasgow
Demi Young

Demi Young

Team Lead - West Scotland

Rebecca Amiel

Rebecca Amiel

Fundraising & Training Officer

Rachel Boyd

Rachel Boyd

Bereavement Support Worker

Methil – Fife 

Fiona Kerr

Fiona Kerr

Bereavement Support Worker - Methil, Fife

Kat Fox

Kat Fox

Bereavement Support Worker - Methil, Fife

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Liz Henderson

Liz Henderson

Co-Founder & Chair

The Rev’d Elizabeth Henderson, OBE is a co-founder of the charity. Trained in Mathematics, she is now the Minister of Richmond Craigmillar Church.

   In Memory of        Jesse Douglas     1943  - 2020

In Memory of Jesse Douglas 1943 - 2020

Co-Founder & Vice-Chairperson

Jess co-founded the charity and was a bereaved parent.       

Appointment Pending

Appointment Pending

Treasurer

Ali Allan

Ali Allan

Director

Ali is a former police detective at Police Scotland, specialising in child protection.  She is currently a student primary school teacher at Queen Margaret University.  As a bereaved parent, her three children have accessed services at Richmond’s Hope.

                   

Isabell Curran

Isabell Curran

Director

Isabell is a retired HR & Admin Manager and brings a comprehensive knowledge of HR to the board.  She is also an elder and Session Clerk of Richmond Craigmillar Church                    

Neil Gardner

Neil Gardner

Director

        The Rev’d Neil Gardner is Chaplain to Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Church of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.                         

Tara Porr Granados

Tara Porr Granados

Director

Rev Tara serves as the minister of Ibrox Parish Church. She experienced childhood bereavement first hand which has placed this kind of work very close to her heart.

Christine Macleod

Christine Macleod

Director

Christine Macleod is retired and worked for the Children and Families Department of City of Edinburgh Council. 

Sarah Macquaker

Sarah Macquaker

Director

Sarah has a MA in Management Studies from St. Andrews University and a Diploma in Export Marketing from Napier.  Sarah is a bereaved parent and 2 of her 4 children have benefited from the services of Richmond’s Hope. 

Carol Morwood

Carol Morwood

Director

Carol is a Head teacher at Hillwood Primary in Edinburgh. She also volunteers with Girlguiding and has held various roles across the organisation as well as leading a weekly Guide meeting

Isla Toner

Isla Toner

Director

Isla graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Criminology.  She is a Support and Advocacy Worker for Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre. Isla received bereavement support from Richmond’s Hope when she was a child.

Janette Wilson

Janette Wilson

Director

Janette Wilson is a retired lawyer who brings a comprehensive knowledge of charity law to the Board.

Our Patron, Eleanor Duchess of Argyll

Our Patron, Eleanor Duchess of Argyll

Patron

Eleanor, the Duchess of Argyll, became our Patron in 2014. She has brought a wonderful enthusiasm for our work to the role.