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Maria Hanson MBE


Maria, who herself suffers from health problems, set up the charity in 2006 and since then has helped hundreds of people with the help of her devoted team and vital donations

A true inspiration for all




Kevin Moody


Kevin is a Financial Advisor at Ryehill Wealth Management part of St James’s. Kevin has known Maria for a few years now and was immediately struck by the work she does helping others.

The saying “Real kindness is helping people you never met” resonates so well at MHF and Kevin is delighted to be the Chairman, helping to increase awareness of the Maria Hanson Foundation and offering support to Maria.




Yvonne Gorman


Yvonne is the founder of Pride Park based Essential Print Services where she has enjoyed considerable success and recognition as a “Print Evangelist”.

Yvonne is also a driving force behind a number of local not-for-profit business groups. Yvonne has been an ardent supporter of Maria and her work for many years and is thrilled to be asked to be a Trustee.




Mark Harrison


Mark has been appointed as a Trustee after becoming involved in the Charity 2 years ago, a local businessman at Motor Plus Motorhomes, he is proud to be involved with the Charity.

As Mark says, 'Obviously, for those that know me it will come as no surprise that I have been involved with Charity but it was still a massive surprise and honour to be asked to be a Trustee of this wonderful Charity. Maria is so inspiring and this Charity, that she started 10 years ago, is a delight to work in, I look forward to my new role and here's to the next 10 years'!





Nikki Kinsey

Nikki is Associate Director of Derby based recruitment specialist, Sellick Partnership. Nikki was instantly drawn to me&dee when she first met Maria Hanson at the 2014 Derby Telegraph Business Awards and was immediately overwhelmed by Maria’s kindness and dedication to helping those in need.

Nikki has been committed to helping the charity ever since, working closely with Maria to create special memories for the charity’s beneficiaries. Nikki hopes that her passion for the not for profit sector, commercial experience and desire to ensure the charity is able to continue providing precious memories will offer a fresh approach and create new opportunities for me&dee.




Nick Kinsey

Nick joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 bringing with him a wealth of practical skills.

Nick knows first-hand how difficult having a lifelong condition can be, having been diagnosed with Klinefelters Syndrome at the age of 30, as well as sadly losing his close friend at a young age to a brain tumour - and he hopes to use his experience to help others.

Nick is extremely passionate about helping me&dee in any way he can and is delighted to be able to support the charity and the vital work it does across the UK.




Ray Moorehead

Ray is the Sales and Marketing Director at The Greenbank Group in Woodville, Swadlincote. Greenbank became associated with supporting Me and Dee about 5 years ago and when organising their company corporate golf and football tournaments they have raised healthy sums for the charity. 'When I was asked to join as a trustee I was delighted and honoured to be considered and offered the role.

At our corporate events it's been amazing how our clients so willingly dig deep to donate when they hear about the amazing work Maria does. Now as a trustee I hope I can bring something extra to the table with my enthusiasm and willingness to help Maria and the charity continue to build on its successes.



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