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The Trustees

Little Hiccups has a group of dedicated volunteers that meets approximately every three months to organise events and activities, plan the future of Little Hiccups and discuss fundraising amongst other items. All of us have children who attend Little Hiccups or are close friends of members. You can find out more about us below or if you have been to one of our events, you will most likely have met one or more of us - we are the ones wearing the black Little Hiccup shirts! Come and say hi.

We are always on the look out for fresh thinkers and committed new members so if you are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.

All of our Trustees are DBS checked.

Noel Davis-AtakChair Person

Sarah Stewart

Hello, Conqueror Sazzle reporting for duty. So I've been fund raising for Hiccups for some years now. It started with jumping into the sea on Boxing Day 2010, then joining Hiccup Conquerors last year. I am a learning disability nurse by trade, but really it's what I eat, sleep and breath. I've always believed that carer and family suppport is an important part of my role. Hence the underpinning values of Little Hiccups is something I've always wanted to support. Now I am part of the committee I can't wait to get actively involved with events and helping the charity to grow. Watching families thrive with the support of Little Hiccups is one of the core elements of the charity making all this worth it. I am also looking forward to some really fun days out, who doesn't love adventures and play slides.

 

Linsay MedicaTreasurer and Founder

Linsay Medica

I am mum to Jack, who is profoundly disabled and the most amazing boy ever! However life with a disabled child is a real rollercoaster of emotions and challenges. Seeing other parents in Clinic I realised I wasnt alone and that support from others going through similar situations is invaluable. That was what inspired me to to start Little Hiccups, to give parents a chance to meet others, share experiences and help focus on the positives that our children bring. Its very easy to get caught up in hospitals, therapies and meds and loose track of the amazing little person who is stronger than belief and deserves the best shot at everything positive. Thats why we try and make as many happy memories with our Little Hiccups as we can! Jack has taught me so much put my life on a path I wasn t expecting but I wouldn t change it for the world.

 

Miriam Watson Secretary and Event Organiser

Miriam Watson

I first came to Hiccups in 2009 as my two children and I all have hearing impairments. I fell in love with the group and the people running it and somehow became more and more involved. I am currently the Hiccups Secretary and organise the monthly outgoings and make sure that the website and social media sites are all up to date.

 

 

Noel Davis-AtakTrustee Member

Noel Davies-Atack

Little Hiccups was formed by Linsay and Jenny. Freya is Jenny’s daughter and also my Goddaughter so I already had a connection! When the Committee first started I joined to see Jen and Freya more and to help in any way I could. My primary role has been to help out on our monthly trips out….I'm normally the loud guy you all see when you first arrive with a big smile and two kids hanging off me. I also do the games at the annual Balls we have at the Marriott. Give me a microphone and a room full of people and I’m in my element!

I think that’s enough waffle from me. If you ever see me on an event and you want to chat just give me a prod and say hi. I don’t bite…unless i'm in my Zombie makeup but that’s a different story…

 

Abi GriffithTrustee Member

Abi Griffith

I have been a member of Little Hiccups since it began in …..having met the founders at RNIB get togethers.  What has kept us being involved is the real family atmosphere and the way that Little Hiccups promotes an environment where you can feel relaxed, share your experiences and gain from other’s experiences.  We have watched all of the children grow and develop to their full potential and had a lot of fun!

I’m not sure why I became a committee member, I think that I was forced into it when I had had a bit too much to drink on the Christmas night out!  Seriously I have been inspired by the love and commitment that all parents show to their children with disabilities and additional needs and I wanted to give something back to a group that helped us as a family

 

James ThompsonTrustee Member

James Thompson

James Thompson is an experienced clinical negligence solicitor specialising in complex and technical cases of high value. James’ cases are frequently reported in the national press and he is often interviewed on national and local radio. 

Aside all this James finds the time to be a Little Hiccups committee member. And if that was not enough, In addition James works closely with the charity Kids, (Wakefield) and recently assisted them with the sponsorship and production of their “Starting Point” brochure, a 74 page guide for services for disabled children in the Wakefield District.

James has 2 German Wire Haired Pointers, Otto and Jaeger that keep him busy in his spare time.

 

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