In 2010 Liz Pryor’s mother, Anne Robson, died within a few hours of being discharged from hospital. The family were unaware that she was nearing the end of her life. This sad event was the springboard for Liz to try to help to improve end of life care, and care for the elderly, in NHS Hospitals.
Between 2010 and 2015 she worked with, and for, a number of organisations, including the Patients Association and the charity Kissing it Better, which included managing projects in a number of hospitals in the South East & London.
Having set up a team of volunteers supporting patients in the last days of life, whilst working as a Project Manager for a local hospital, Liz soon realised that this was what she had been looking for since her mother died. A simple, impactful scheme that makes the world of difference to everyone involved; patients, families, volunteers, NHS staff…
Understanding the difference the volunteers made to the end of life care provision at the hospital led Liz to launch The Anne Robson Trust, in memory of her mother.
Liz is married to Henry, they have two daughters and live in rural Hertfordshire. In a previous life, Liz ran an interior design business in south west London in partnership with her sister, Catherine.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Sarah has a diverse career background working in the commercial and public sector.
After graduating from Manchester and working in hospitality management in London leading events for Imagination a world-famous events company. Sarah moved with her husband to live in Singapore for 6 years. Whilst there she worked as an account director for Asia’s largest independent advertising network, working across Asia Pacific, on a mixture of local and international brands like Visa International.
Once back in the UK and after her children were born, Sarah worked for Kings College Student Union in Student Services. Her role was to support students manage over 200 societies, sporting teams and volunteering projects.
Her son was diagnosed with high functioning autism which made formal working rather a challenge. Instead Sarah began to volunteer. Her first volunteering role was at a community in South London that looks after adults with long term disabilities and severe learning disabilities. Supporting the community members to fulfil paid work in their candle workshop, weaving workshop and garden project.
Upon relocating to Hertfordshire Sarah has volunteered for several years as an advisor at Citizens Advice in Stevenage and as a team member supporting Autism Angels South. Sarah continues to volunteer as a Registered Speaker for the charity, Dogs for Good.
Sarah believes strongly in the partnership between social purpose and community action, so that we can deal with many of the challenges facing communities around the UK.