New chairman appointed for Naomi House

NEW ROLE David Holmes
NEW ROLE David Holmes
Theresa Paddon with her two children, Lee, 18 months, and Darren, three, at their home in Leigh Park

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THE chief executive of a children’s charity has been named as the chairman of a hospice.

David Holmes has been named as the chairman of Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, which runs Naomi House and Jacksplace, near Winchester.

The hospice helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from the Portsmouth area.

Mr Holmes is chief executive of Family Action – a national children’s charity, and he will stay in that role while he volunteers as chairman of the hospice.

He said: ‘I’ve worked in children’s services in both health and social care for many years and have huge respect and admiration for the work of this wonderful charity.

‘It will be an honour to guide Naomi House through the next phase of its story.’