Retirement of John Carter – Chairman of the Trustees and Hon. Chief Executive of BCUSG

Posted on October 20, 2016

After an association of 31 years with the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group the Trustees announce that John Carter, Chairman of the Trustees and Hon. Chief Executive of the charity will be retiring in May 2017.

John was a founding Trustee of BCUSG which was established in 1985 following the success of the Bath Cancer Unit Appeal which funded the purchase of the Royal United Hospital’s first Linear Accelerator to treat cancer.

Since then, John has spent 13 years as Vice-Chairman and a further 18 years as Chairman of the Trustees and Hon. Chief Executive of the charity. During that time, John has dedicated a huge amount of his time to BCUSG, including regularly meeting with hospital staff and volunteers, attending events to raise awareness of the charity and many other fundraising tasks. The Trustees would like to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to John for his hard work, dedication and leadership over the last 31 years, without which, appeals such as the Positron Scanner would not have been possible. John will continue in his role until next year to allow time to appoint a replacement and to undertake transition.

One of the core values that John has maintained throughout his leadership is that the charity is supported solely by voluntary trustees and fundraisers, enabling the operating costs to remain exceptionally low. To this end, the Trustees would like to invite interest from anyone who may be willing to fulfil one of the following voluntary roles:

• Chairman • Secretary • Fundraiser • Social Media

If you would like to find out more about any of the roles, please contact Mike Coombs at for further information.

The charity would also be pleased to hear from anyone who might like to organise their own local event to raise funds for the charity.

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