Our Trustees

In Memoriam

The Trustees, Staff, Members and Volunteers were all very sorry to hear of the passing of a much loved Trustee, Doris Erith.  

Doris had been involved with the charity for over 20 years, and a trustee for many of those years.  She is remembered very fondly by existing and previous members who appreciated the personal interest she took in each one. In the same way, her wisdom and sensitivity were greatly appreciated by staff and trustees and she will be greatly missed.

From East Anglian Daily Times announcement; "Doris passed away peacefully at the West Suffolk hospital, aged 83 years, on June 3rd 2021.  Beloved wife of Mike and a dear grandma, aunt and friend to many"

Donations in memory of Doris for Cystic Fibrosis Trust may be made via the online Much Loved memorial site at www.rosedalefuneralhome.co.uk 

Alison Hosford
Chair of Trustees

Alison Hosford is the current Chair of trustees and visits the charity regularly. She has gained helpful insights into the daily work of ‘Beyond the Wall’.  She has a working knowledge of people with additional needs and is keen to see the charity thrive and develop to be the best it can be.

Having spent most of her career in Tower Hamlets, London as a head teacher and OFSTED Inspector she now works with schools in challenging circumstances as an Interim Leader.

She has been involved as a volunteer in other charitable work and has several leisure interests such as wildlife, walking, riding and gardening.

Currently Alison lives with her dogs and horses in a village north of Framlingham, Suffolk.

Gillian Davidson


Gillian Davidson runs a Planning Consultancy which she started in 2000.  She has lived in Suffolk for 10 years having relocated from Hertfordshire with her husband. 
Her work takes her around the country working with clients from all walks of life. She volunteers in support of her local church community and has a broad outlook on life. Gill loves the countryside and has an interest in historic buildings, landscape and gardening, and how they can support people in developing new skills.
She has one grown up son.
Doris Erith

Doris Erith retired 8 years ago after teaching for over 30 years in local primary schools.  For many of these years Doris worked as SENCO, liaising with pupils, parents, teachers and the local authority.

Born and bred in Norfolk, Doris lives with her husband on their farm on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Activities such as cooking, gardening, reading and trying different craft work are enjoyed by Doris as well as talking with her teenage grandchildren about their various interests.

As a Trustee Doris often visits the charity and has got to know many clients and staff. Her visits mean that she can see first-hand the progress people make on a weekly basis. Her commitment has ensured that the charity has gone from strength to strength.

Deborah Griffiths

Diane Kearsley
Trustee from 2016
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire Diane lived there for the first 25 years of her life. Following art school, a career in graphic design seemed appropriate and was followed by working for a small publishing company specialising in political reference journals. Personal circumstances brought her to East Anglia where she has lived in both Norfolk and now Suffolk for several years.   Because of her interest in local politics she decided to stand as a local district councillor and was an elected member of a local authority for almost 20 years. This continues to play a major part of life involving her in a number of community interests and trying to make that difference.

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