Our Founder, the incredible Doreen Cartledge.
Through personal loss of her son Lee Spark in October 1999 of the horrific infection necrotising fasciitis (NF); Doreen has campaigned endlessly to raise awareness by giving lectures including statistics and survey results from survivors and bereaved.
Doreen has been involved in world wide organisations and participated in and contributed to many conferences, NHS Seminars, media interviews and attending International Symposiums on Streptococci and Streptococcal diseases, as well having developed a Medical Training DVD on this subject.
Doreen’s background experience includes working for the NHS for 25 years as a GP receptionist and achieving level 2 Oxford and Cambridge counselling qualification, along with her 10 year Cruise bereavement counselling qualification led her to volunteering for 20 years.
Her many years of experience and having lost Lee, Doreen feels comfortable in offering empathy, respect and understanding to the people who make contact and can offer counselling over the phone or on a one to one basis.
If you would like to know more about what we do at The Lee Spark NF Foundation please visit our website.