Our First Year!

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Dates For Your 2017 Diaries! January 21st  – Quiz Night and Fish Supper – start gathering your team members. March 22nd – Wonderful Women Dinner organised by Stargazer Events. Thank you to Diana Boulter for choosing us as…

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Val Allcott

Scottish born, mother of 3, wife of 1, Val has recently taken a “gap year” after 17 years working in the independent education sector as an Administration Bursar with a real commitment to supporting the wellbeing of all!  She is a passionate advocate of positive caring communication. She passionately believes that everyone should have access to accurate information on nutrition for the body and the mind.  Val adds, “I am fully committed to the aims of Cancer A Need for Change!”


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Justin Buckthorp is a healthcare practitioner who focuses on taking a proactive, personalised and preventative approach that is grounded in evidence-based research. He has 15 years’ experience consulting individuals and organisations, is an ambassador for Adidas, and in professional sport sits on the European Tour Medical Advisory Team. He holds a Masters Degree (MSc. Hons.) in Personalised Nutrition.


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Clive Harvey

Clive is a qualified teacher but has been a working musician for most of his adult life. Either as a soloist or in bands he has played all over the UK and in several countries abroad as far afield as Hong Kong. He has performed on TV and radio, played onstage with Sir Paul McCartney and as support for several major acts. He still does occasional gigs but these days concentrates on teaching guitar and ukulele to individuals and groups. Married to Gill Harvey-Bush, Clive has been a close witness and support during her experience of breast cancer. Knowing well and admiring her positivity and pro-activity he had no hesitation in wanting to be part of CANFC.


Isabel Mabbutt

Brought up in South Africa, Isabel graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounts and Auditing, and completed Articles with Deloittes in Cape Town. With wide interests, she also has a Certificate in Reflexology and ran a naturopathic health shop with her mother. In 1992 she moved to the UK and worked as a broker in the City of London as head of the Emerging Markets and Repo desk. Isabel gave up work in 1997 to raise her family but maintains a passionate interest in healthy body/healthy mind. She believes conventional and natural medicine should not be in competition but should learn from each other, that natural treatments deserve more research, and that we must re-examine how we think about and treat disease.

When she heard about CANFC Isabel expressed a keen desire to be be a part of it. In early 2016 she was invited to become a Trustee and her combination of qualifications and interests made her a natural choice as Treasurer.


Gillian Harvey-Bush

Gill has an airline background and rose to be cabin crew manager at Thomas Cook. In 2003 she decided to go freelance as a coach and business trainer. She has a BSc Honours degree in psychology, is a qualified life performance coach, master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an advanced therapist in Thought Field Therapy (TFT).

Gill works with individuals, groups or teams, presents regularly at seminars, has appeared on TV shows world-wide and is a regular on the radio and in the press. After diagnosis with breast cancer in 2010 Gill applied her own techniques and positive mindset alongside standard medical treatment to become a cancer survivor. She founded CANFC in 2015.


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Peter Alvarez-Buylla

Peter has an airline background having worked with Laker Airways, World Airways and Virgin Atlantic. He has a strong service orientation and has a passion for helping businesses provide outstanding customer service. This passion led him to start working as a consultant for the past seventeen years advising organisations on how to achieve service excellence through people. It is in this role that Peter has developed a keen interest in the way a person’s mindset can effect they way they feel, interact with others and ultimately effects their own personal well-being. 
Having know Gill for the best part of forty years, he jumped at the chance to become actively involved in CANFC and sees its aims and objectives as hugely beneficial in the advancement of understanding the effects that neurological processes have on cancer.