Marie Hughes, Chief Executive, OSCAR's PBTC


Marie is the mother of four boys and sadly lost 9 year old Oscar to a brain tumour in May 2014. She is determined to help find better treatments for brain tumours so other children won’t have to go through what her own son and her family did. Marie is responsible for the day to day running of the charity including all fundraising enquiries, daily support and main point of contact for families and supporters of the charity as well as vital event support and management of the office.

Sharon Reid, Chair of the Board, OSCAR's PBTC


Sharon is a former Executive Director, Creative and Chief Operating Officer at Edelman, the world’s largest PR agency, a trustee of Sarcoma UK and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a passionate believer in the importance of research and is very proud to be involved with OSCAR’s PBTC. Sharon hopes that the work of the charity will enable more research into pediatric brain tumours, specifically looking at the ways treatments affect children, young adults and their families.

Sarah Jane Grey, Treasurer, OSCAR's PBTC


Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and surgical sales sector and is very familiar with the importance of medical advancements for better patient outcomes. She believes research is essential for improving diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for all children with brain tumours and hopes OSCAR’s PBTC can offer much needed funding to help push the boundaries in finding better ways of curing this devastating disease. Sarah’s focus as a treasurer will ensure record-keeping and accounts meet the conditions of the statutory bodies and compliance with regulatory organisations.

Phil Martinez, Trustee, OSCAR's PBTC


For the past eighteen years, Phil has been a teacher at the school Oscar attended, and sadly lost his mum to a brain tumour in 2013. He is passionate about supporting the charity in helping children receive early diagnosis and the best possible treatment and care. He also hopes research can facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment for adults. Phil was RAG President at the University of York, raising thousands for a range of charities through a variety of events, and will draw on that experience to assist Oscar’s PBTC. He lives in York with his wife and two young children.

Marius Barnard, Trustee, OSCAR's PBTC


Marius was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and is a former Professional tennis player who played on the World Tennis Tour for 13 years. In that time he played all the major Grand Slams, reaching the doubles quarter finals at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. He was Oscar’s tennis coach, whom he decribed as one of the most talented youngsters he had the pleasure to teach. As a father himself and touched by the strength and character that defined Oscar, Marius’ involvement with OSCAR’s PBTC is to help improve research and treatments to continue medical advancements that provide the best possible outcomes.

Pandora Maxton, Creative Director, OSCAR's PBTC


Pandora, a family friend, was proud to be asked by Marie to be a trustee of OSCAR’s PBTC. She looks forward to supporting the charity in raising money for much needed research into paediatric brain tumours. Pandora previously ran her own art business before moving into high-end interior design, working for some of the top fabric houses from London, Paris, Thailand and Italy. She currently works for Yorkshire Living magazine.

Judith kirk


Judith has worked in education for the past 30 years as a teacher, headteacher and Local Authority Assistant Director of Children’s Services. Getting the best outcomes for young people has been her focus throughout her career. She is very proud to be a Trustee and to bring her experience of working with young people to the team. Judith is passionate about working with OSCAR’s PBTC in raising funds for research into early diagnosis and finding a cure for brain tumours. In her spare time Judith is a keen swimmer and has participated in an English Channel relay and in 2017 swam Lake Windermere end to end for OSCAR’s PBTC.