Who We Are

Breathe On UK Management & Trustees

Breathe On UK is a national charity supporting the families and carers of young people who are life-dependent on mechanical breathing, or long-term ventilation (LTV). Such a situation is recognised as being extremely traumatic and emotionally, physically, and financially demanding. Recent research and medical estimates indicate that there are thousands of children in the UK with this condition (in excess of 10,000) and the number is growing every year.

The Charity was founded in 2004 by Victoria Townsend, as a result of her personal experience of a son on long-term ventilation, and is dedicated to supporting these families.

PATRON

Professor Stephen Hawking
CH, CBE, FRS
became the Patron of Breathe On in July 2006.

MANAGEMENT

CHAIRMAN

Mr Wai Man Cheung

CEO

Mr Hugh Sutton

TREASURER

Mr Simon Legg

TRUSTEES

Mr George Treves
Mr Christopher Seagrim – Please see our Home Page
Mrs Nicola Garbutt

MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr Martin Samuels MD, FRCPCH

PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Goodwork, Sean Curtis-Ward

INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVOCATE

Swain & Co., Chris Cuddihee

BUSINESS STRATEGY ADVISOR

Tom Challenor

THE “VOICE” OF BREATHEON

Stephen Fry

SPORTS AMBASSADOR

Matt Hampson

 

To contact the Charity, please click here.