Meet the Team

CCiS consists of a small yet ambitious team, fuelled by a passion to help the people of Suffolk. They are supported by a team of determined and willing ambassadors and trustees.


Karen Hare - Chief Exec

Karen joined Cancer Campaign in Suffolk in 2009 and has been instrumental in the charity's success. Her role includes listening to those who have been affected by cancer and working with stakeholders throughout Suffolk, from hospitals to hairdressers, to design projects that meet their needs. A dab hand with an eyebrow pencil, Karen also runs our It's All About You Beauty Workshops.



Bob Turnbull- Ambassador

An ambassador at CCiS for more than 8 years, Bob is completely multi talented. His varying skills are invaluable to the charity in everything from horticulture to photography.


Sarah-Louise Manton - Cancer Specialist Educator

Sarah is usually found running between schools, businesses and community groups to give our Educational Workshops, and ensures that each one is tailor made to its audience. She has a background as a qualified nurse with a history of strong community action in and around Suffolk.  


Open vacancies…

We’re looking for two individuals to join our team…

Wellbeing Coordinator - We require an individual to work 21 hours a month to assist with our Beauty, Wig and Wellbeing Workshops.

  • Helping at our ‘It’s All About You’ monthly workshops, both in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds and setting up the day before in Ipswich.

  • Wig and make up provision

  • Must be able to drive and be flexible

  • Make-up and hairdressing experience is desirable

Sales and development administrator - We require an individual to work 56 hours a month over two 7 hour days a week to help with sales, admin and the development of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

  • Experience in sales and admin is essential

  • Experience in marketing, use of SquareSpace website platform and project development is desirable

Both job roles are of a self employed basis.


Fundraisers - Grants and Trusts

Maggie James (right) and Alice Stebbings (left) joined CCiS in January 2018, Maggie has years of experience working as a fundraiser in Suffolk, Alice has a degree in PR and Media, and has recently returned to work after maternity leave. 



Tarina Bennett - Ambassador

Tarina met us at one of our It's All About You Beauty Workshops where she made the offer to help at CCiS HQ and quickly became an indispensable member of the team. Now she's the CCiS VIPA (Very Important Personal Assistant) to all of us.