I have been married to John for 13yrs. We have two children, Evan age 10 and Emily age 8. I am a full time mum, and it is the best job in the world. I was a retail Manager for the Arcadia group in London before I had the children. I am also a foundation Governor in my children school and a Holy Communion Catchiest in my church. My husband and children also help and support the Paul Popham Fund when the can.
I attend meetings and events when I can. I also help with ideas and give advise where I can.
The reason I am involved with the Paul Popham Fund is that Paul was my cousin. He was my dad’s 1st cousin. My Dad had the utmost respect and admiration for Paul and so do I. Paul was a wonderful man who thought of others before himself. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him, even when he was so ill. I Support the Paul Popham Fund for the above reason. After witnessing what Paul dealt with on a daily basis , if my support for the Paul Popham Fund helps people to deal with their illness better, and give them the support they need then it is all worth while.
Also I do it because I love my family very much.
I support the Paul Popham Fund with PR and Marketing. I am a marketing and PR consultant offering affordable and effective marketing strategies to local SME’s. I have worked with Joanne Popham over a number years on different charitable and private sector activities. I am delighted to continue to support her and her family in the development of the Paul Popham Fund.
Company website: www.swanseacreatives.co.uk
My name is Rachel Griffiths, Sales and Company director for Tenby Estates Ltd, I own and operate Caravan Sales concession on the Vale of Glamorgan. I am a personal friend of Jo’s. Several years back I lost both my sister and dad to cancer, I have always felt the need to set up and support a charity connected to cancer, this idea has always been something close to my heart.
When I met Wally and after hearing lots of stories, of his battle with Kidney Cancer and his bravery dealing with his illness, it brought back so many similarities of how my sister dealt with her illness, thus I felt the need to help and support such a cause.
After Wally Sadly passed away back in 2012 and at his funeral Myself, Mark Wilkes and Rebecca Laugharne discussed the idea that we put it to Jo to set up a charity in Wally’s name. I know that Jo had been involved in charity work most of her life, so the idea seemed like the perfect choice.
We met and discussed with Jo over a bottle of wine and with the support of the family and lots of friends the charity was born.
Company website: www.fontygaryparks.co.uk
I’m a renal patient and my husband John is my carer. We are long time friends of Paul and Cheryl having attended the British Transplant games together and have met socially at many renal functions over 30 years or more. We are both committee members of the Welsh Kidney Patients Association and I attend the renal unit at Morriston hospital as an out patient.
Due to our commitments to the WKPA we are unable to take more than an advisory role with the Paul Popham Fund charity. Being a long time renal patient I understand the nature of chronic renal failure,its impact on patients and their families.
We fully support the aims of the Paul Popham Fund charity and appreciate the support it is giving to renal patients in Wales e.g. via its donations to the WKPA and the renal unit at Morriston.
We have been struck by the commitment and enthusiasm of all those involved with the Paul Popham Fund and we are sure that this enthusiasm and commitment will bear fruit and be of immense benefit to renal patients in Wales.
Due to family and work commitments I provide advice to the trustees on more of the football and sporting events The Fund runs. I am the oldest son of the late Paul Popham. He was a big part of the local football community specifically St Joseph’s where he played as a child and managed during the later stages of his life. I and my brother played for them and now my youngest children play for their age group. It is great to see his memory live on supporting people like him.