Health charity appoints events management consultant to lead board

Alex’s Wish has appointed an events management expert as its next chair of trustee.

Trustee Alexandra Slack, who runs the consultancy House of Lifestyle Management, becomes chair this month, taking over from Stephen Dean, who has completed his two year term.

The charity supports research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a childhood muscle wasting disease affecting one in every 3,500 boys.

“I felt honoured to be approached for the position of chair of trustees, because I believe it is one of most incredible charities in the East Midlands,” said Slack.

“I am passionate about working within the local community to raise awareness and to help find a cure for this devastating disease. I feel honoured to be working alongside a great team of trustees and I know together we call all make a difference.”

The charity’s founder and chief executive Emma Hallam said “Stephen has recently completed his 2-year term and felt it best for the charity for someone else to take over this role to keep progress going, continue diversity and ensure the charity remains relevant.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to Stephen for his invaluable help and support over the past two years. He’s helped us all hugely in taking the charity to the next level and he will be sorely missed.”

Student trustee

In addition to Slack’s appointment, the charity has also recruited University of Leicester journalism student Tom Carter as a trustee.

“We’re always seeking new volunteers to give their time as a Trustee to build on the skills and experience of our existing Trustee Board and bring along fresh ideas to help further our important mission,” added Hallam.

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