Patrons and Trustees
Sally was educated at King Edward's Witley, and is now a writer, mother of three and committed autism campaigner. She frequently uses media and public appearances to raise awareness of autism. She is a parent of a son with high-functioning autism..
Lucy is Chief Executive of Disability Initiative and brings a wealth of knowledge to The Simon Trust. Her established charity specialises in the provision of services to adults with complex physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Lucy and her staff specialise in providing care and rehabilitation to individuals to help them achieve their goals, no matter how large or small.
Santa grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. She read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University and spent much of the 90s in Buenos Aires. Santa is an author with over 19 romantic novels to her name, plus the very popular Royal Rabbits of London series. Santa and her husband Simon live in London with their two daughters, Lily and Sasha
HM Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey
Michael has run Loseley Park Farms for over twenty five years. The estate has been in his family for five centuries with one of Surrey's finest historic houses. Michael is the fourteenth generation and their son Alexander is now taking over full time management of the estate. Michael is also an active supporter of a host of charities including Shooting Star Chase, Challengers and Young Epilepsy, which are also charities close to our hearts. He recently said 'I am committed to encouraging and supporting the voluntary charitable and faith sectors, benevolent organisations and the industrial, business and social life of our county'. Michael lives at Loseley with his wife Sarah and they have two surviving sons and a daughter.
The Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson DL
Nigel was born in Armagh in 1946 and educated at Dover College. Nigel served in the Honourable Artillery Company and went to Salisbury and Wells Theological College where he completed a Diploma in Theology. He has served as Rector of Compton, Shackleford and Peperharow, was Rector and Rural Dean of Cranleigh for 23 years and was a Canon of Guildford Cathedral from 2000. He is now a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and a Freeman of the City of London. Now retired and living in Liphook, Nigel brings his local knowledge of the Alfold and Cranleigh areas and great wisdom to The Simon Trust.
Julie Walters CBE
Julie lives in Plaistow, Sussex and has had more BAFTA nominations than any other actress. She first came to international prominence in 1983, for playing the title role in Educating Rita and is perhaps most recently remembered for her roles in Calendar Girls, Mama Mia and as Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Julie lives with her husband Grant Roffey on a large organic farm, complete with cows, pigs, sheep, chicken and vegetables. The couple married in 1997 and have a daughter, Maisie.