Our Trustees

Meet the Trustees of the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation;


Martin Hawthorne 

Trustees Martin HawthorneMartin is a highly respected member of the business community and is the current Managing Director of a £100m+ turnover UK business, with extensive business management and training experience. Martin has previous experience of supporting numerous other Charities both personally and financially in order to help them achieve their Charitable Objectives. A HMRC and Financial Conduct Authority registered Responsible Person, Martin will bring a Professional approach to the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation and works closely alongside the other Trustees in an advisory role to establish our protocols and make sure the Charity runs in accordance with our Governing Document.


Anne-Marie Hughes

Anne-Marie is a former Army Medic/Nurse of 21 years. She is incredibly passionate about the welfare of children and young people and furthermore the provision of inclusion opportunities for those children and young people who are disadvantaged. Anne-Marie already has a wealth of previous fundraising experience and as well as experience of working as part of a committee and also working as a secretary of a registered Charity based at a local hospital. Anne-Marie is bubbling with enthusiasm to make a positive difference and is a huge asset as a Trustee for the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation.


Stephen Plant

Steve spent 42 years as a member of Cheshire Police, with 31 years as a Police Office and Detective in Halton and Warrington. Working alongside and within the local Community for so long, Steve knows first hand the issues that the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation will address, and he will add extensive skills and experience to our Trustee Board, particularly in the areas of Safeguarding and Child protection, to make sure that all policies and procedures are watertight. Steve uses his background to help the Charity put in place rigorous systems for data protection, online communication and also decision making systems.


John Stankevitch

John is the founder of the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation. A former Professional Rugby League player having played for St Helens and Widnes Vikings in the Super League, and also represented England, it has been John’s vision and passion that has driven the Charity forward. After retiring from playing, John went on to coach Professionally but now spends his spare time developing the sporting talents of young people. Its a journey that has given John a real insight into the struggles that children and young people have in life, and some of the barriers that they face in terms of social inclusion, and its these barriers that have ignited a passion for making a positive difference to others.


Sally Harvey

Sally Harvey has over 25 years’ experience of working with young people across the Halton Area as a Level 6 Qualified Information Advice and Guidance Practitioner and has worked in a variety of settings including schools and colleges.  Sally has vast experience of working with the most vulnerable young people and their families within the local community and has worked with numerous support agencies across the borough. Sally is passionate about working with young people and believes by providing outstanding support and guidance and promoting high standards of behaviour and encouraging young people to grow and develop emotionally, young people will be able to grasp opportunities and meet the complex challenges of the 21st century.