MEET THE TEAM

The Foundation is currently supported by 9 volunteers and consultants, all of whom give their time around their careers and day to day lives.

As the charity starts to increase in size, there will be a need for further volunteers. If you are interested in joining our team, please keep visiting our Volunteers page, where positions will be advertised. All potential volunteers will be required to complete an application form and references will be obtained. Depending on the role applied for the Foundation may need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

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Frank Bruno

Founder/Trustee

Frank Bruno MBE, former World Heavyweight Champion and Mental Health Ambassador. I have established this charity due to my own mental health difficulties and the effects of poor mental health I have seen in others. I want to help those who may not receive help through mainstream services.

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Dave Davies

Manager/Trustee

I am Frank’s agent and have experienced at first hand the many aspects of Mental Health issues. My background has been as an entertainer then an agent since 1980. I starting working with Frank in 2003

The Frank Bruno Foundation I have been in background since its inception and now find myself in a management position. My role is to ensure the smooth running of the charity and deliver the promises laid out when Frank first decided he wanted to do something to help those with Mental Health issues. Mental Health is such a big subject what the Frank Bruno Foundation is hoping to do to tackle area’s not

currently being dealt with by other Health organisations. As a charity we want to make a difference. Hopefully my role within the Foundation will make that happen. My hobbies and interests? I support West Ham, love rugby, good food, reading and enjoy the work although very varied that I do.

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Jacqui Thomson

Treasurer

“Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes”, that’s what I used to say in my head, whilst trying to change my life and pull myself out of the dark hole that I felt I was in. I felt it was never easy to talk about it nor to admit to it, but that all changed. I experienced a very dark time in my life. I never believed I would be whole again. Through asking for help that I desperately needed, I was fortunate to be guided to a wonderful counsellor who helped me to get my mind refocused and it all started to change. It is good to talk and with the help of my counsellor, family and good friends, in time I started to heal.

I went back to studying and achieved my goals, to move on and leave that dark shadow I called a past behind. I now have a career that I love and feel part of something special, two sons who I love dearly and I can now be a positive part of their lives.

I joined The Frank Bruno Foundation as I want to be part of something that can help make a difference, for those out there who could benefit from the scheme, to achieve a positive mental state, to build up confidence, to be a part of something very special. I couldn’t be prouder to be involved in the Foundation and I will dedicate my support in helping in any way I can.

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Sarah Helliwell

Chartered Accountant

I have worked in accountancy for over 30 years specialising in SME sector.

Working in not only local but top twenty firms, I moved to Cresswells Accountants in 2012 and became a director with the firm in 2016.
My favourite part of the job is helping my clients reach achieve their goals and watching the junior members of staff achieve their full potential
I am happily married with one grown up son
In my down time I enjoy reading.

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Roger Eddowes

Non Voting Board Member

I joined the Foundation in March 2019 as an advisor.  I passionately believe that as a nation we need to continue to break down the stigma around mental health and provide the support to those who succumb to mental health issues.  I run a successful accountancy practice advising individuals and families in business and have seen first-hand how clients suffer from events outside their control.  A support mechanism is crucial for these clients and it’s great to be able to assist a charity whose aim is to support and help too.