The Advisory Board

The Trust acknowledges the commitment, dedication and passion of an outstanding advisory board. Achieving the objectives of the Trust has been possible through the expertise and resources of the board, patrons, community and corporate partners.

The Trustees are:

  • Craig & Jenny Butters
  • Peter Cummings
  • Dr Sharon Ryan
  • Dr Michael Joseph

The advisory board was formed on the 27th June 2006, comprising high profile citizens, that bring with them particular experience relevant to the objectives of the Trust.

The Advisory Board 2006 – 2010

The Trust acknowledges and is indebted to the amazing Advisory Board of the Nicholas Trust.
Their passion, skill and dedication has enabled the Trust to achieve its goals.

  • Kath Saunders
  • Barney Collins
  • Peter Cummings
  • Suzanne Delbridge
  • Laurence Roddick
  • Lyn Thurnham
  • Jennifer Butters
  • Craig Butters

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life.

Dame Cicely Saunders


The Trust was established in July 2005, it has received tremendous community, political and medical support.


In August 2010 two uniquely designed and purpose built palliative care facilities were opened at the JHCH along with a parent retreat and refurbishment of the school rooms.


Nicholas Butters ~ Born 6th July 1990 ~ Taken to Heaven 8th December 2004


The generous support of corporate sponsors and partners has assisted the Trust in achieving its goals.

Changing Lives Today!

It is so often, through adversity, that we are challenged to make a difference. We could not save Nicholas, but we could ensure support for families who find themselves in a similar situation.