Hilary has been a GP in Northallerton since 1984. Prior to this she went to school in Ripon and university in London. Having started work in London she came to Northallerton to work for 6 months and never left, completing her GP training at the Friarage Hospital. After this she worked with the elderly at the NHS ward and day unit based in the Duchess of Kent Military Hospital in Catterick, before joining Mayford House practice in 1984.
Recently she has worked as a GP facilitator for Macmillan in the Hambleton and Richmondshire area helping to organise the local palliative care programme. In February 2012 she became one of the two Macmillan GPs for Hambleton and Richmondshire. Hilary lives in Scorton with her husband, also a local GP.
Charlotte has been a Volunteer and Trustee with Herriot Hospice Homecare for nearly 9 years. She is also involved with a number of other charities including Countryside Learning and The Yorkshire Children's Hospital Fund. She also volunteers for Citizens Advice Bureau.
She has been instrumental in the organisation of several large fundraising events for Herriot Hospice Homecare, including the celebration of the Charity's 10th anniversary when her mother, Lady Soames, was a guest speaker at the first Annual Dinner; and our 21st birthday celebration which saw HRH the Princess Royal visit the Charity. She also compiled the 'Herriot Hospice Homecare Cookbook'.
Helen Mackinnon, from Thirsk, has been a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant for 19 years. She was a partner in a firm of accountants for over 16 years and she's been running her own accountancy practice for the past two years as a sole director, based in Northallerton. She carried out a one-off project for Herriot Hospice Homecare in 2011.
She has since also obtained a law degree through the Open University. Although she cannot give legal advice it has given her a good insight into our legal system and legislation. Due to her interests and qualifications she wanted to join Herriot Hospice Homecare and work alongside her fellow trustees to achieve the objectives of the charity.
Andrew is the son of a North Yorkshire vet and was born and educated in Scarborough. leaving after A levels in 1972 to commence his banking career with NatWest.
He rose from his initial rank of Junior to the role of Local Director for Commercial and Corporate Banking for Teesside, retiring in 2009 after 40 years service. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an Associate of the Institute of Business Advisers. Since leaving banking he has been the Finance Director for the Prestige Care Limited Group and Darlington Football Club. He has also been involved in numerous charities and treasurerships over the years from Crimestoppers North East to Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club.
He has lived in Stokesley since 1993, is married with two grown up children and his main hobbies are golf, his guitars and occasional DIY.
Rosie is a retired Thirsk GP who has been an advisor and volunteer for Herriot Hospice Homecare for more than 10 years. She is now also a Patron.
She was born in Thirsk, and educated at Thirsk School and Cambridge University.
She enjoys walking, music, playing golf and watching football. She also helps at the World of James Herriot; her father was Thirsk vet Alf Wight, better known as the author, James Herriot. She has a daughter who is an Art Dealer in London.