Current Committee Members

jenkaJanka Penther – Chairwoman and Team Manager                                          I’m 34yrs old, have Cystic Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant at Harefield in April 2013. I joined the club in 2015 and became a committee member after my first AGM in Witney last year. I was appointed Chairperson at the AGM in Bournemouth this year. I am also Team Manager for the Harefield Team for the British Transplant Games in Scotland 2017.

chairperson@harefield.hamsters.org

team.harefield@harefieldhamsters.org

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Alex Walker – Vice Chairman                                                                                         I had my heart transplant 29 years ago and I have been a member of the club since day 1. I have been a member of the committee for a number of years, last year as chairman. I have completed in the British Transplant games every since my transplant.

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Rob Lonrigg – Committee Member                                                                                I have been a member and supporter of the club since 2005, I had a double lung transplant in October 2003 due to CF. I joined the committee at the AGM in 2015.

Paul RooCommittee_Paul_Rooneyney – Committee Member                                                                             I had my heart transplant 20 years ago at Harefield. I have been an associate member for many years but have had full adult membership for 4 years and joined the Hamsters committee after the 2015 AGM in Witney.  I’m a regular attendee of the British Transplant Games and have a long running association with Harefield Children’s and Adults.

Committee_Patsy_Foster Patsy Foster – Membership Secretary                                                                         I have been a member and supporter of the club for 10 years. My husband Mick has his heart transplant 23 years ago. I became the membership secretary last year.

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Karen Taylor  – Newsletter Editor                                                                                  I have been a member and supporter of the club for 29 years. My husband Paul had a heart transplant in 1987. I have been the newsletter editor for 4 years.

 

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James Doherty – Committee Member                                                                          I have been a member for around 2 years now. I had a double lung transplant in September 2013.  I have been on the committee since the AGM in Oxford in 2015.

 

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Douglas Forbes – Committee Member                                                                          I had a double lung transplant in August 2013, as a result of CF, and have been a member of the club for a year. I am a new member of the committee, appointed at the Bournemouth AGM.

Committee_David_WalkerDavid Walker – Treasurer                                                                                                       I have been a member and supporter of the club for 29 years. My son Alex is the transplant (heart) patient. I have been on the committee a long time. I became treasurer 3 years ago.

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Alan Lees – Secretary                                                                                                               I joined the club shortly after my heart transplant in 1997. I have served on the committee since 2011.