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01 August 2022

Day One Trauma Support welcomes four new trustees to the board

by Callum Campbell

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WE are pleased to announce that Day One has been joined by four new trustees. The expanded board of trustees will help Day One continue to grow and realise our vison of making sure everyone who is affected by major trauma has access to the right support. We extend a warm welcome to each of the new trustees, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge ranging from medical excellence to marketing expertise.

The newly appointed trustees are: Anthony Howard, Dr Louise Johnson, Heather McLellen, and Simon Morrow.

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Anthony Howard is a Clinical Academic Lecturer in Trauma & Orthopaedics based at Leeds Major Trauma Centre and Oxford. He is also a practicing Barrister and Assistant Coroner. Anthony has joined Day One to continue to make a real difference to patients of major trauma through all facets of their life.

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Dr Louise Johnson is a Principal Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Major Trauma Centre. She is also the Chair of the National Major Trauma Psychology Network. Louise’s specialist interests are major trauma, limb reconstruction, and paediatric orthopaedics. She joins Day One with a passion for recognising and supporting the psychological and emotional needs of those affected by major trauma.

Day One trustee Heather Mc Lellan

Heather McLellen is a physiotherapist with more than 25 years’ experience across the NHS, occupational health in industry, and private rehabilitation services. Heather founded the specialist functional rehabilitation company, Designed2Move. A frequent conference speaker and mentor, Heather has won awards throughout her career both as a practitioner and for clinical services she has designed.

Day One trustee Simon Morrow web

Simon Morrow is the founder of brand design studio Something More. He has helped organisations around the world develop their brand identity, strategy, and communications. Simon first witnessed the impact of Day One as a friend of a former patient, and he has been an avid supporter ever since. He hopes his experience and fresh perspective will help Day One reach and support more people.

Professor Sue Proctor, Chair of the Day One Trauma Support Board of Trustees said:

“In a very short space of time - just one year - we have achieved an incredible amount and I am proud to be a part of such a young, dynamic and forward-thinking charity. Now, as we move to scale up the charity’s operations, I am delighted to welcome four new trustees to the board. They each bring invaluable experience and unique insights that will help Day One grow as an organisation and reach more people who have been affected by a major traumatic injury”

Our new trustees have doubled the size of Day One’s board from four to eight. They join existing trustees: board chair Professor Sue Proctor, Kate Bratt-Farrar, David Hay, and Professor Philip Turner. To read more about our board and the experience they bring to Day One, visit Our Story >>

Day One is the UK’s only national charity support people affected by the entire breadth of conditions relating to major traumatic injury. The charity offers a range of support, including emergency funding for accommodation for families needing to be close to their loved on in the aftermath of an incident, as well as longer-term funding to help survivors adapt their housing or purchase equipment. Legal expertise is offered via Day One’s pro bono partners, as well as access to counselling, advice with welfare benefits, and befriending from its dedicated team of volunteer Peer Supporters. Patients are matched in person or by telephone with Peer Supporters who have had similar accidents or injuries and can listen to their anxieties, empathise and share their own experience of recovery.

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