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.
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Income Generation
Site & Facilities
Clerk to the Trustees
of the Board
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'
Linda is originally from Liverpool, relocating to Boston, Lincolnshire after a successful career at British Gas in which she worked in a variety of roles including Customer Service, Industrial Relations and Management Services.
The reason for the move to Boston was to embark on what turned out to be a twenty year career working as a Lecturer in Business Studies.
Linda is passionate about the provision of compassionate palliative care and is looking to draw on her extensive business and management experience working together with her team and Trust Board to further develop services at the hospice.
Linda Sanderson, Hospice Trust Manager
Sue has over 25 years working in the charity sector as a Project Manager, Volunteer Manager, and General Manager with small local organisations as well as national charities throughout England and Scotland.
Her career started in Retail, she then diversified into the Arts working as a performer and director before moving into Project Management for Nacro Theatre Company working with 4 full time actors and over 50 young volunteers aged 12 – 25 years.
She worked in the beautiful Scottish Highlands as Area Coordinator for Youth Scotland, Manager of the award winning Elgin Youth Café and General Manager for Moray Arts Centre before moving back to her hometown of Boston as Assistant General Manager at the iconic Boston Stump.
Sue joined the hospice team in 2017 as Fundraising and Events Manager and has recently taken up the Income Generation post managing all streams of fundraising for the hospice. Sue is a trained Arts Award Trainer and Assessor for Youth Achievement Awards in volunteering. Her proudest moment was being invited to 10 Downing Street for recognition for her work in the charity sector.
Sue feels passionate about her work at the hospice, appreciating the hard work from the retail and fundraising teams, both staff and volunteers.
Sue Watsham, Head of Income Generation
I joined The Butterfly Hospice Team in December 2015 following successful careers in high street banking and then into primary education, spanning 25 years.
The move into the charity sector has been a highly interesting and challenging change in direction, but massively rewarding both professionally and personally. I enjoy the aspects of working in a multi-dimensional capacity - within charity management, fundraising, retail and to a small degree
within the ‘care’ sector of health.
Owing to the size of our charity, my position offers diversity throughout the working day - which certainly keeps me on my toes! At the heart of all I do at The Butterfly Hospice Trust, I am rewarded knowing that the outcome is to ensure a positive impact to our patients and their loved ones.
Bridget MacPherson, Administration Manager
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.
Steve 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.
Clair Doughty, Retail Operations Manager
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.
Mark Smith, Butterfly Hospice Trustee
I first became involved with Butterfly Hospice 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.
Lorraine Lenton, Chair of Trustees
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.
Rev. Christine Bonneywell, Butterfly Hospice Trustee
I joined The Butterfly Hospice Trust as a trustee in July 2017 after supporting the charity for a while as a self-employed ambassador.
My background is many years working in the public sector, leading teams and managing change. I now have my own business as a Management Consultant but continue to support the Hospice through exciting times in developing and growing and lead a group to expand the hospice.
With my spare time I spend time with the grandchildren.
Nicola Richardson, Butterfly Hospice Trustee