Lisa Welton was brought up, educated and married in Sussex and feels “It is an honour and a pleasure to work as a Patron of St Peter & St James Hospice”.
Lisa has a degree in French from the Sorbonne and Oxford Polytechnic and worked in Paris and the Loire before pursuing a career as a Corporate Conference Organiser with the international publisher, IBC Ltd, in London. She went on to establish the conference arm of publisher Acquisitions Monthly in Tunbridge Wells.
Lisa moved from London to East Sussex in 1996 where she has used her creative and organisational skills more broadly to support a number of different organisations in the local community. These organisations include Tommy’s The Baby Charity, Beacon School, Crowborough, and an ambassadorial role for St John’s Ambulance.
Lisa has lived in Newick with her husband, three children, dogs, chickens and the occasional pig since 2009, and supported Sussex Hospices in a variety of ways, including staging an Evening of Celebratory Music to showcase young musical talent in Sussex. She has developed her interest in horticulture over many years, and has immensely enjoyed opening her garden at The Old Rectory for St Peter & St James Hospice since 2019. Her commitment to the hospice companion service has become increasingly important as a way of widely supporting our local communities.