In 2011 Angela Sturgeon was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. During her illness Ange campaigned tirelessly, raising over £42,000 for various cancer charities. She loved spending precious time away with family and friends where she could take a break from hospitals, feel normal again and build lasting memories. She wanted to help others do the same, so raised a further £13,000 to set up A Bit of a Break.
Rachel joined in 2021 as our Operations Coordinator. Rachel has wide experience across the charities sector and in IT. She works with us part-time and is the best first point of contact.
Susan has worked as a teacher and most recently supported young carers at The Carers’ Resource. She helps with fundraising for ABOAB.
Kim, now retired, has a background in social work, where she practiced for twenty five plus years, latterly in palliative care.
Paula has an NHS/charity background and has more recently worked with her husband running their own holiday cottage business.
Dr Mike Merriman
Mike is the clinical director of Kirkby PCN in Knowsley, Liverpool. As one of Angela Sturgeon’s brothers he is proud to be continuing the family link.
Having worked as a Solicitor, Helen spent time in the voluntary and education sectors before returning to the Legal profession.
Chris has been CEO of Carers’ Resource for the last six years and has been involved with A Bit Of A Break from the outset.
Referrals / General / other queries
Rachel Boggs – email@example.com 07516 315602
Helen Pilling – firstname.lastname@example.org 07990 977040
Paula Hunt – email@example.com 07801 860565