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Our Trustees

Meet the people making everything happen…  

Wendy Shaw

Founder & Chair of Risk Management Committee

I set up the charity in Jon’s memory and am a  proud to be mum of three boys, Mike Matt and of course Jon who will always be in the hearts of our family.

My background is HM Forces (WRAF) and Family Support, where I  spent 17 years supporting families with children of primary school age before retiring in 2019.


Naomi O’Brien

Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee

Long time family friend. Mum of Jon’s oldest friend.


Matt Shaw

Risk Management Committee

Matt, Jon’s brother and all around fun guy. Having personal experience of tragic loss he is keen to support bereaved siblings in their journey through their grieving.

Background, Reaseheath College and Engineering Apprentice.


Nikki Lawton

Finance Committee

Safeguarding Trustee

Having worked with Wendy for numerous years in a professional capacity in more recent years she has become a friend.
The awful news about Jon took all of us by surprise. I am looking to support Wendy in her drive to bring about more positive outcomes for other families in Jon’s name.

Chris Maloney

Risk Management Committee

Fundraising Coordinator

A close friend to Jon and his family, as a Trustee I am striving to promote the key initiatives set out by the Foundation. I will work hard to help the charity flourish beyond the outstanding project it already is.

Lauren Sorby
Risk Management Committee
Safeguarding Trustee
I am  Jon’s cousin, live with my partner James and mum to Adrian. My background is supporting primary school aged children with special educational needs and I am currently studying for a degree in Primary Education through Open University. I wanted to become a trustee to help Jon Shaw Foundation support families and I am determined to help try to prevent other families suffering traumatic loss due to SUDEP. I am looking forward to helping raise funds and awarenes starting with the  Total Warrior event, I am taking part along with Matthew and a team of friends.

Paula Appleton

Risk Management Committee 

I am be honoured to be a Trustee of  Jon Shaw Foundation as our passions to help families strongly align. My aim is to help promote the charity and help raise vital funds via our existing fitness community, social media and face to face networking.

I am a mum, YaYa and born again health and fitness fanatic with a wealth of experience in field sales, primarily dealing with local authorities and local government organisations.
I am a co-director of a community interest company (CIC) called Family Fit Yorkshire which provides fun physical activity opportunities across the Wakefield district. With the aim of transforming lifestyles over the long term, these are predominantly funded by local authorities and charities so that people can access them for free or at low cost.
Having lived in & around the Ossett area of Wakefield West Yorkshire for over 22 years, I am passionate about helping individuals and familes to become more active in their local areas for their physical and mental health and wellbeing but also to feel a part of a positive, supportive, encouraging and inclusive community.

Lorraine Wilby

 Finance Committee

I am truly honoured  to be a trustee for the Jon Shaw Foundation. I want to help raise funds & awareness so that it can continue to grow. I want to support families and help try to prevent other families suffering  loss due to SUDEP.

My partner is Stephen, I’m a mum to lauren and mama’s to Adrian. Since the cancer diagnosis, I  retired to enjoy enjoying as much time with family as possible.

I love being involved with the local community, organising events & raising money. I’ll be completing london Marathon in October for Epilepsy Society, and am honoured to be wearing a photo of Jon on my vest. My aim is to help promote the charity and help raise vital funds via our existing fitness community, social media and face to face networking.

Stephen Smales 

Finance Committee

It’s my absolute pleasure to  become a trustee for Jon Shaw Foundation. To be part of a team that strives to raise awareness and raise funds to support siblings who have lost a brother or sister, is humbling. I live with Jon’s auntie Lorraine, dad to Zoe, Becky,William & Libby, and proud grandad to Adrian. I’m a dab hand at designing posters etc and will happily use these skills to promote awareness & events. I’ll be completing london Marathon in October as a guide for lorraine and am happy to use this experience to raise money for Jon Shaw Foundation.   I aim to help promote the charity and help raise vital funds via our existing fitness community, social media and face to face networking.

Hannah Faye Holt

Foundation Secretary

I am absolutely delighted to join  Jon Shaw Foundation as Secretary Trustee. I know Jon through being friends with Matt during and beyond college, I have felt that it is vitally important to raise awareness of SUDEP and I feel so honoured to be joining the Trustees. As someone who has experience unexpected loss multiple times, I’m really keen to help in the aim of supporting bereaved siblings and close friends.

I have a varied background in account and event management through my career roles and an extensive history of fundraising previously.