Meet our trustees

Our trustees are a team of caring professionals, who cared for Joshua, who we are honoured to have them as part of the Jolly Josh team.  

Find out more about each professional by below...

Alex Laidler

Health Visitor

My name is Alex Laidler, I am a trustee for Jolly Josh. I was Josh’s Health Visitor and was honoured to be asked to be a trustee for the charity. Josh has a special place in my heart along with his beautiful family. My background is as a Children’s Nurse working in Neurosurgery and then as a Staff Nurse within the health visiting teams in various team in the Manchester area, 13 years ago I decided to do my health visitor training and have never looked back.


Dr R. Levy

Consultant Community Paediatrician

I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1987. Initially I trained as General Practitioner and subsequently then in Paediatrics.


Anna Oddy

Specialist Complex Needs Nurse / Palliative

My name is Anna Oddy (RN (Child) BSc (Hons) Children’s nursing). I undertook the children’s nurse training at the University of Central Lancashire from 1998- 2001.  Once qualifying I worked at Booth Hall Children’s Hospital on ward 14.  Following this I moved to Pendlebury Children’s Hospital and worked on the Bone Marrow transplant unit.


Janine Parry

Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

I’m Janine Parry. I’m a married mother of one from Rochdale. ​ I am a Registered Children’s Nurse with over 11 years of experience in both Hospital and Community settings.


Carole Kelly

Founder of Jolly Josh & Teacher

I am Carole Kelly, Sophie and Joshua's mummy and Founder of Jolly Josh. ​ I am a primary school teacher and I became Joshua's full time carer in May 2016 until he found peace in August 2017.


Louise Winterbottom


Having been a close friend of Carole’s since 2004, I was honoured when I was asked to take a role in the creation and subsequent running of Jolly Josh as a trustee. Our families have, and continue to spend, many happy times together, but Josh’s illness and subsequent passing under such complex and difficult circumstances had a profound effect on me, our family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.


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