The Foundation has been established in Karen’s memory and aims to do the following:
- To raise money for Leukaemia Charities and Hospitals treating patients who are suffering with Leukaemia and other cancers of the blood
- To relieve those persons with Leukaemia, their families and carers
We were pleased that early in 2012 two very generous donations meant that we reached the required threshold for registration with the Charities Commission. If you would like to apply for a grant, fundraise or get involved in volunteering for the Foundation we would love to hear from you.
Mick was Karen’s husband and is father to their 2 daughters Ellie and Jenni. Mick was passionate about starting a Charity in honour of Karen and making a difference to the lives of those affected by Leukaemia. As well as being dad to two he also runs long established bike shop Langdale Lightweights in Mapperley.
Mark is Karen's cousin and wants to help create a legacy in her name for families and individuals suffering or affected by Leukaemia. Mark owns and runs two successful local companies SMS Electronics and Product Services and also devotes time being a School Governor, Nottingham Ambassador and trustee to a number of important charities and associations.
Ellie is a KGF Trustee and the Team Manager for Team KGF, our sponsored UCI Track cycling team. The daughter of Karen, the Foundation's namesake, at just 17 years old, she is the youngest team manager in the UCI by quite some years!
Ellie is committed to supporting the charity to help others who experience the effects of living with Leukaemia, in memory of her mother.
Cat is got involved with the Karen Green Foundation by racing and fundraising at their inaugural appearance at the Outlaw Triathlon in 2012. She has been involved ever since in fundraising activities and promotion for the charity.
Cat joined the Karen Green team as administrator in 2015.
Veronica Moraa Pickering
Born in Kenya in 1962, Veronica moved to the UK with her family in 1968, settling in Nottinghamshire in the 1970s. After studying Social Work at the University of East London she worked for many years with vulnerable families and communities in the east end of London, before her return to Nottinghamshire. She is married to Nottinghamshire artist and painter Roy Pickering.
Veronica has worked as an International Child Protection Consultant for a number of well-known organisations including the UN and Save the Children, she now works as a personal development Coach/Mentor both locally and internationally. Veronica is a strong supporter of the arts and creative industries and has for many years worked to forge links between international/multinational companies, arts organisations and the community, often advising businesses on CSR.
Veronica supports a number of charities in the city and county, including the following:
- Patron: Karen Green Foundation
- Patron: Worksop Priory and Community Trust
- Patron: FGM Steering Committee
- Director – New Art Exchange, Nottingham
- Board member: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester University
- Kenya Welfare Association communities in Nottingham
Veronica was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire in May 2013.