Welcome to our Team
Let us introduce you to our team. We are a very friendly organisation
who have kindness and care at the centre of all we do.
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Charity Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Site and Facilities Manager
Retail Operations Manager
Dr Gurdip Samra
Rev Christine Bonnywell
Health & Safety
Clerk to the
We have a great team at the
Butterfly Hospice Trust who work together
to provide a caring, personalised environment
for you and your loved ones at a time when you need it most.
'Great things in business are never done by one person,
they're done by a team of people'
Bridget joined The Butterfly Hospice Trust after careers in high street banking and primary education.
The move into the charity sector was motivated by wanting to do something a little different, but still to have a meaningful purpose. At the time, the newly opened hospice in Boston was the opportunity which appealed immediately. Employed with the Trust since 2016, Bridget moved to into the Chief Executive Officer post in December 2019 and is committed to working proactively with our nursing partnership, Lincolnshire Community Health Service. Bridget enjoys her interactions in the communities we serve at the hospice, as well as forging links with local groups and businesses who are extremely supportive of our cause. Bridget is exceptionally proud of her dedicated staff team and volunteers whose contributions, along with the kindness and generosity of the local public, enable Butterfly Hospice patients to receive the quality care they need and deserve.
Bridget MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer
Steve has lived in the Boston area all his life, and has two children who both live locally and two grandchildren.
Originally from a farming background, Steve started working for the Trust in April 2010 as Warehouse Manager and now looks after the charity’s estate providing a safe environment for the volunteers and patients at the hospice.
e Doughty, Site & Facilities Manager
Clair is originally from Essex, relocating to Lincolnshire in 2005 after a successful career in Customer Service and Account Management.
She relocated to Lincolnshire to be near family and ended up meeting her future husband.
Clair's career started at The Butterfly Hospice in 2009 as a volunteer at our Spalding Shop. She helped open the shop and progressed to Assistant Manager then Retail Manager. She is now Retail Operations Manager and oversees our Retail Division. Clair has successfully helped with the opening of the Spalding Shop, Skegness Shop and moved our Boston Shop and Furniture and Electrical Store.
Clair has a fear of heights but has abseiled down the Pilgrim Hospital and completed a 20,000 feet skydive for The Butterfly Hospice.
Clair is very passionate about her career and The Butterfly Hospice.
Paul has lived in the Boston area for over thirteen years, and for many years worked as a manager for a local horticultural company, and has for the last seven years been involved locally with Cruse, the national bereavement charity, as a Bereavement Volunteer, and also on the management team.
Paul decided to move away from commercial business in 2019, and is now a part-time pastor for a local church. As Volunteer Manager, Paul manages the team of amazing volunteers across the charity, as well as heading the fundraising team.
I first became involved with The Butterfly Hospice Trust as a Trainer, delivering training to Trustees and Volunteers. I was then asked to join the board in 2013 and became chair in 2017.
My background is as a Trainer specialising in providing training to the Voluntary sector on Governance issues and responsibilities of being a Trustee. I delivered the Level 2 and 3 accredited Management programme for a number of years in partnership with Boston College and Holmes Consultancy.
I am really looking forward to the challenges of the next couple of years knowing the support is there to make sure the Hospice develops and continues to offer the service to the patients that are receiving excellent care and the families who have the reassurance the people they care for the most are being looked after in a peaceful and caring atmosphere as well as receiving the most professional of nursing care.
Mark has been a Trustee since 2012, originally from Walthamstow, London relocating to Lincolnshire in 1985 with his parents. Mark is married to Joanne from Swineshead and has two grown up children in their twenties.
From leaving school Mark joined the Armed forces and served just over 13 years in the Royal Corps of Signals. Since leaving the Army he has continued to further his career within the Telecommunications sector and has gained over 30 years of experience in the telecoms industry.
Mark is currently working for a large corporate Telco provider as an Architect Planning/Design manager responsible for northern Europe including some regions of the United States of America.
In 2011 he was also involved in the organisation of the Sutterton charity calendar, which raised £8,500 for the Breast Cancer trust and the local breast cancer department of Pilgrim Hospital.
As a trustee and the Chaplain to Butterfly, I hope I can support everyone who works for the continuing success of the hospice.
I see what a difference it makes to the lives of our patients and their families and this inspires me to work to ensure we can continue to provide the service and to expand our range of facilities on offer.
Supporting staff is very important, both charity staff and volunteers and LCHS staff who work so hard to make sure we can offer the best possible environment for those who entrust their care to us. Hospice care is about more than the physical side of treatment;
It encompasses spiritual and emotional care as well and, as a trustee, my aim is both to provide the care and to help develop resources for the future.