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Our Team

Tony Hill

Trustee & Chairman
Born in Cornwall and educated in Falmouth and Oxford. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1965 with a small firm in London before returning to Cornwall in 1972 to work for an International Accountancy firm. Retired as a partner in the firm in 1993 and joined a yacht building company in Falmouth as Financial Director standing down from an executive position in 2006 but remaining on the Board as a non-executive Director. Have been involved in charity work in the health sector for over 20 years.

Colin Micklewright

Trustee & Treasurer
Grew up and educated in Suffolk, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1965 then worked with an International Accountancy firm in London, the Netherlands and South Africa. While in S.A. I moved into the commercial accounting/IT sector with Mobil Oil and then the Norwich Union as chief accountant covering the whole of Southern Africa. Returned to the UK as chief accountant of a small Merchant Bank in the City owned by NU. Settled in Cornwall in 1980 to set up an accounting practice and still work part time. I have been involved with charity work in the Health Sector for 35 years.

Dr. Mathew Collinson

Trustee & Oncology Consultant
I have been working in oncology since 1989. I completed my medical degree in London. I’ve worked in oncology centres in London, Leads and Plymouth. I have been a consultant oncologist since 1997 and have been based at the Sunrise Centre since 2002. I am involved in the treatment of patients with lung, head and neck haematological malignancies.

Tony Vyvyan

Trustee
Born in Tanzania (1935), sent to school in the UK at the end of the 2nd World War (1945). Qualified as a Chartered Accountant (1958) before National Service in Royal Signals (2nd Lieutenant). Business career includes Management consultancy with Deloittes, Financial Director of Butterworth & Co Publishers a subsidiary of Reed International, treasury functions with EMI and George Wimpey before ending career as Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Richard Mozley Limited, a Cornish company involved in fine particle separation in the tin, china clay and oil industries.

Toby Talbot

Trustee & Oncology Consultant
I have spent the last 16 years training as a doctor in Cornwall and for the last 7 years have been privileged to be a consultant oncologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. I have therefore been in a position to see the whole process of the Sunrise Appeal and everything it has achieved and in many ways, this has shaped my career. The Sunrise Centre opened in 2003 with dedicated radiotherapy services prior to which patients needed to travel to Plymouth for complex treatments – this is something I remember well and it was often hugely difficuilt for patients to make this journey. The Sunrise Appeal was vital in providing major capital investment into the building which has transformed cancer treatments for our population. Since I have been a consultant I have worked directly with the Sunrise Appeal and have upgraded our radiotherapy machines to amongst the best in the world and this has allowed the most cutting edge treatments to be offered without the need to leave Cornwall. There is no doubt that I have been able to deliver treatments using equipment purchased or supported by the Sunrise Appeal that would otherwise have meant patients receiving no treatment at all.

Janet Shephard

Trustee
Having qualified as a Radiotherapy Radiographer in 1973 I worked in the Wessex Oncology Centre before moving to Cornwall in 1982. When appointed head of department my aim was to raise the profile of clinical oncology in Cornwall.   I became involved with a number of regional and national committees, chaired the Radiotherapy Advisory Group for the College of Radiographers, and gave presentations across the UK. I had a particular interest in education, professional development and new ways of working and was a member of various professional and inter-professional working groups who developed and published a number of national strategy and guidance documents including “Breaking the Mould: Roles Responsibilities and Skills Mix in Departments of Clinical Oncology“. I was determined to see a state of the art clinical oncology service at Royal Cornwall Hospital and was thrilled to outline my vision at the launch of the Sunrise Appeal at Eden. I was actively engaged in fundraising and liaising with Radio Cornwall, alongside the planning and building of the Sunrise Centre. I remain committed to ensuring that Sunrise Appeal funds are used to enhance treatment at the Sunrise Centre by supporting new and innovative developments.

Sheila Martin

Office Administrator
I qualified as a State Registered Nurse at RCHT in 1972. I then worked part time in a Nursing Home in St Agnes for 10 years whilst my 2 daughters were growing up. On returning to hospital nursing I was fortunate to be appointed as a Staff Nurse in the Clinical Oncology Outpatients department at RCHT , firstly in the basement in the Tower Block and subsequently in The Sunrise Centre. I worked as part of a wonderful team for 17 years before retiring in 2010.
In 2012 an opportunity arose to become the Sunrise Appeal Administrator – a job that I thoroughly enjoy.