bccs is very fortunate to have a diverse group of Trustees coming from a wide range of backgrounds including business, finance, media, law, and teaching who direct and support our work.

Full Trustee Board meetings are held four times a year. Three subcommittees - Finance, Fundraising and Governance also meet four times per year to explore indepth financial and governance aspects of charity life.

bccs Trustees are actively engaged in supporting the day to day work of the charity and are a regular presence at our fundraising events.

New opportunities

Currently we are seeking to appoint Trustees to our board to help guide and develop our work. To read further about the role of trustee, click on our Role Description and Trustee Protocol documents.

If you feel you could offer us your time and expertise, please email Bernadette, our Director who will be delighted to hear from you.

One of our Trustees writes about why they decided to take on this important role for us:

I became a trustee for bccs in the Autumn of 2017 and can hardly believe that was more than two years ago! I joined the board of trustees because I passionately believe in the work of the Society and also because I had previous involvement with bccs and saw the opportunity to continue my support for them in another capacity.
Being a trustee can be really rewarding, it is a chance to make a difference to a cause that matters to you. As a trustee your main responsibility is to ensure the charity is run in the interests of the people it is there to support. It is important to bear in mind that all your decisions need to put the needs of the beneficiaries first. It is an important responsibility and it is necessary to make sure that you can fulfil the requirements of the role.
There are meetings approximately four times a year and sub committees as well. Fundraising events need to be supported and there are other ad hoc meetings. It is a commitment but you can find out how much time is required by talking to your chosen charity first.
One of the most enjoyable things about being a trustee is working with and being part of a team of people who have different perspectives, skills and abilities. There is so much to learn and to get involved with. You can be both supportive and challenging and a ‘critical friend’ to the director and other staff – it is a worthwhile and meaningful role.

Here are just some of the people who make our work possible:


Rt Rev. Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood.


Founder: Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Armitage.


Christopher Tisi


Rev Richard Cerson Rev Matthew Bemand-Qureshi
Chris Chandler Liam Connolly
Ray Keilthy Martin McClenaghan
Maire Maisch Lisa Patmore
Lucie Racon Anthony Tisi
David Worsfold


Bernadette Fisher