The ROSY Committee
George spent his working life in the police service, 35 years in Thames Valley and 10 years in County Durham holding the rank of Chief Constable. George became the chairman and secretary of ROSY in 2005 when he became aware that Craig Milner and Bev Wilson were raising funds for extra respite care. George says that it is a privelege to serve this cause in his retirement.
Lady Tania Rotherwick is ROSY’s patron. She became involved with ROSY when she suffered the loss of her second child, Tommy, to severe disability. Tania has a great deal of interaction with the families and nurses and she runs the highly successful 30-mile ROSY walk which raises tens of thousands for the charity every year.
Mike Goringe is a retired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and now the Treasurer of ROSY. Mike balances the books, deals with donations and fund raising for ROSY events. Married, with three adult sons and seven grandchildren, Mike has lived in and around Oxford for most of the past fifty years.
Katherine’s son Jack was cared for by the ROSY nurses until his death in 2011. Subsequently Katherine joined the Committee and was given the role of Family-Nurse liaison, which is an integral role in linking ROSY’s functions together.
Mother and busy grandmother Dilys has been fund raising for Rosy since 2009. Dilys applies for charitable grants and funding for ROSY and makes a substantial contribution to ROSY’s annual income. She enjoys a close family life, her charity work, travelling and playing Bridge.
Frank Lodge has recently retired from Sales Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Originally from the Northeast of England and a lifelong Sunderland supporter, Frank has lived in Kidlington for the past 30 years.
Katy has volunteered for ROSY since 2009 and became a member of the committee in 2017. She works as a researcher and writer, and manages ROSY’s events, enquiries, PR and social media.
Rose Lakeman is the assistant secretary to the Chairman of ROSY. Rose was introduced to ROSY at a coffee morning by the Oxfordshire Respite team 10 years ago when her daughter Chelsea had become very unwell and she and her husband were receiving help with her care at home. Sadly Chelsea passed away in June 2017, but Rose continues to help ROSY and be part of the help and support offered by the charity to Oxfordshire families.