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Our Board of Trustees oversee all our work and play a crucial role as advisors, fundraisers and advocates. Together, they provide an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience in the fields of oncology, medical care, pharmaceutical research, general management and outdoor training activities.

Their involvement ensures that Odyssey runs a course which is challenging yet safe, well funded yet cost effective, and guarantees a life enhancing experience which is second to none.

Jan Wade

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Jan has worked as a PR Consultant in veterinary science for many years. In 2007, she and her husband, Bruce, participated in an Odyssey course, which resulted in Jan’s involvement in fundraising and subsequently, joining the Board of Trustees. As well as her personal experience of cancer, she has worked with Penny Brohn Cancer Care and trained as a mentor with Dr Rosy Daniel of Health Creation.

Her first fundraising endeavour involved her and Stephen Gough crossing the English channel in a double kayak!

Simon McCalla

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Simon is the Chief Technology Officer for Nominet UK, the company responsible for running the registry behind the .UK Domain Name System. Simon has spent over 20 years in the IT industry, working across the pharmaceutical, retail, entertainment and technology sectors. Simon has worked within and chaired international committees to help improve the security and stability of the global internet and is a media spokesperson for information technology matters in the UK.

Simon is a keen mountaineer, cyclist and canoeist and has worked as a BCU and BMC instructor for children’s charities in the UK. He has 2 young daughters who love nothing more than getting outside, jumping in boats or swinging around on a rock face!

Clare Evans

 

Clare lives near Brighton and worked in the financial service sector for over 22 years before starting her own business in 2003. She is a best selling author and award winning Time Management and Productivity Coach working with individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally. She also works as a Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust.

Clare attended an Odyssey Challenge course in 2014 and as a result has fundraised for Odyssey by cycling through Wales on the Castle to Castle cycle ride in 2015 and the Swedish Canoe Challenge in 2017.

She combines her love of the outdoors with volunteering for the South Downs National Park, Sussex Wildlife Trust and the RSPB. In her spare time she enjoys walking, cycling and watching the wildlife in her garden.

James Kemp

James is a Change Manager working with Business in the Community in London. He has twenty years experience in the not for profit sector, working in project management, charity fundraising, strategic communications planning, research and policy advocacy.
Like so many people, James has also experienced cancer first hand in his family. He lives with his partner and two delightfully revolting children in Oxfordshire.

Janette Hannon

Janette is a retired Nurse Specialist, having worked in the NHS for over 30 years in general nursing, midwifery, infection control, public health, prisoner, graduate and post-graduate education, including international work.

She was also one of a team of five professionals chosen to participate in a Rotary exchange programme to Australia. Janette has kept her ties with Rotary and following retirement has become a member of Winslow Rotary club.

In 2014 Janette participated in an Odyssey course. She then went on to fundraise and took part in the Cardiff to Caernarfon cycle ride the following year. In 2016 she organised a team to take part in a dragon boat race and this year (2017) she will be undertaking the Swedish Canoe Challenge.

Janette is married to Damian a local GP and is a keen skier, loves running, cycling and enjoying village life, family, friends and her developing garden.

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“My Odyssey journey was amazing … I felt really great at the end of the week and feel so much better spiritually and mentally.”
Brenda Channing
“For me, Odyssey was like opening the wardrobe door to Narnia, I came back to the real world knowing there is a little bit of magic somewhere!”
Mandy Meeks
“Most of all, Odyssey helped me to make the most of every day without worrying about tomorrow.”
Sandi Burrows
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Odyssey Project is a registered charity (1045259) and company limited by guarantee (03031503).

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