William established the Screw Cancer Charity in 2016. Following his own cancer diagnosis, he identified a need for an app – he called it a map – that would give him support at a very unsettling and sometimes frightening time. He worked tirelessly to bring his vision to support other cancer patients to fruition – an easy-to-use and free-to-all app to truly help those living with cancer. The Cancer App, and The Screw Cancer Charity are an important part of William’s legacy.
William was Chairman of the company that bears his name and which he founded in 1985. The brand William Yeoward has an international reputation for the quality and innovative design of its furniture, upholstery, crystal, lighting, rugs, accessories, fabrics and wallpaper. William Yeoward Crystal was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Supplier of Crystal Glass to HRH The Prince of Wales in January 2008. William was one of London’s leading creative forces with a reputation as a style maker, retailer and designer of beautiful products for the home, and he is very much missed.
The Board of Trustees is made up of people who William knew personally and/or professionally. He chose them because he recognised in them the qualities that would help him bring his vision for The Cancer App to reality and support it into the future.
Michael Fitch is a Managing Partner at UHY Hacker Young, Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a Senior Statutory Auditor and a Bachelor of Laws. In addition to being in professional practice, Michael owns and directs Harwood House, a leading UK Care Home. He is a former Chairman of the Global Board of Biblica, an international charity based in the USA, Chairman of Restoration Ministries, Governor of a school and an Elder in his local church.
Michael helped William set up the Charity in 2016 and is a founding trustee of the Screw Cancer Charity from its establishment. He worked with William for many years in a professional capacity and over the years became a personal friend.
Claire German is Managing Director of Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, one of the world’s leading design destinations.
Previously she was Publishing Director at House & Garden magazine and was on the main board of Conde Nast for seven years.
Claire is listed by the Evening Standard as one of London’s most influential people in the world of property and design.
Claire and William had a close professional and personal friendship. William had enormous respect for her professional achievements, her dynamism and her great sense of fun. Claire was instrumental in the planning of the Screw Cancer launch event in 2017 and joined the board of trustees in the same year.
Patrick Green QC is a barrister in private practice in the Temple and acted in cases such as the Brexit Article 50 (Gina Miller) case and, for the Sub-Postmasters, in the recent widely-reported Post Office Litigation. He also acts as a mediator and was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2005-12, where he taught negotiation and mediation. He is keen angel investor and is non-executive Chairman of Clasiq.com.
Patrick is also a trustee of two conservation charities: the Kingfisher’s Bridge Wetland Creation Trust and Ol Pejeta Conservancy UK.
Patrick was introduced to William by a mutual friend. Patrick’s enthusiasm for William’s idea and his experience with tech start ups, along with his considerable professional expertise made him an obvious choice as a trustee and William was delighted when Patrick agreed to join the board in October 2017.
Colin Orchard is one of Britain’s leading interior designers. With an outstanding reputation and a devoted client base across the world, Colin has honed a style that is classic English with a grand modern twist.
Most importantly however, Colin was William’s life partner. Colin witnessed the impact of William’s cancer diagnosis and his subsequent vision for a patient tool that would help to bring clarity at a time of uncertainty. Colin supported William’s creation of The Cancer App and is one of Screw Cancer’s founding trustees.
Rosie Yeoward is a recently qualified doctor having graduated from Southampton Medical School. She has personal experience of the impact that cancer has on people’s lives, both through her own family’s experience, as well as through her chosen profession.
Rosie is William’s niece and he was immensely proud of her and would be very happy to know that she has joined the board of trustees; she shares a practical understanding of his vision, along with his passion to help people living with cancer by giving them the tools to navigate a positive way forward.
Rosie joined the board of trustees in February 2020.
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