Dr Vicki Lee MBChB, MRCPCH
Prof Ajay J Vora MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, FRCPath
Graham Bellamy FIBMS, CSci
Chairman - Mr Keith Circuit
Treasurer - Mrs Emma Rhodes
Secretary - Mrs Sue Blakey
Mr Robin Jeeps
Mr Martyn Rhodes
Mrs Karen Shaw
Mrs Emma Evans
Mrs Sheila McGovern
Mr Ken Green
Stephen D Smith MBE
My name is Keith Circuit and I am Chairman of the PACT General Committee. I am currently in my third term of office and therefore, have held the position for 5 years.
I was introduced to PACT when I met my partner whose daughter suffered a brain tumour at the age of 5 - 24 years ago. She is still with us although disabled due to the treatment she had to have.
We manage the annual PACT visit to Pets Corner amongst many other activities that we do for the charity.
By day I am a trade union representative in Local Government.
My name is Robin Jeeps and I first heard of PACT when my daughter died of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in April 2007.
My job is an IT Manager in the public sector so I help PACT out by setting up and running the PACT website, the PACT Facebook group and mailing lists and newsletters.
I was elected as a Trustee in July 2011. I dress up for the kids party each year as well as going to receive cheques and other donations for the team in the office.
My name is Sue Blakey and I work for the Sheffield Childrens Hospital and I have been involved with PACT since 1987. I started out by helping at the different fund raising events and then became the Hospital contact for PACT on the committee.
I have been a Trustee on the committee ever since 1990 and have held the position as secretary twice. I was part of the team who carried out the ground work before purchasing the first PACT house.
I feel that helping PACT and the families is a commitment which takes time and I am always happy to give my time.
I am Karen Shaw, mother to Nicole Jade Shaw who unfortunately lost her battle against AML in March 2006. Beryl from PACT was one of the first people to approach my husband and I when Nicole was first admitted to the ward M3 in October 2001. When our worst nightmare had just become reality, Beryl, amongst others, did everything in her power to make this journey as bearable as possible in any way she could.
PACT provides such prevalent support to children and their families who find themselves in this whirlwind of terror, apprehension and uncertainty. After our devastating loss I knew in my heart that Nicole would have wanted me to be involved with PACT as she saw Beryl as a friend and understood the fantastic work that PACT do. I would have been failing myself and, more importantly, Nicole had I not taken the opportunity to be involved in PACT and I am so glad that I did.
Without the continued efforts of the PACT committee and outstanding work and effort given by Beryl and Jill, families would lose this opportunity for their minds to be taken to a better place when families go on trips, Christmas parties or to the caravans. The facility of PACT house is simply a blessing in disguise for families who do not live in the vicinity of the Hospital. For me it is a privilege to be a part of PACT and I am so proud of all of the children who have to face this terrible illness with such courage and innocence.