Trustees

Karen Ruddock

Chair and Founder
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Heidrun Bien

Secretary/Treasurer

Marrika Colvin

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Oliver Neely

IT and Web design

Karen Ruddock

Chair and Founder

Karen was diagnosed with Stage 4 thymoma in May 2015. With the diagnosis of such a rare disease she felt isolated and wanted to be able to share experiences with other thymic cancer patients.

Heidrun Bien

Secretary & Treasurer

Alongside her wife Karen, Heidrun co-founded ThymicUK in 2018 to support patients and carers affected by thymic cancers.
 

Marrika Colvin

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Marrika is a Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked in cancer care since she qualified in 1998.

Oliver Neely

IT and Web Design

Oliver attended many of the early meetings at ThymicUK and has since played a role in the digital communications and marketing taking experience from his work as a writer and web developer.

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