Christina White, Chair of Trustees

Christina joined Acorns Children’s Hospice in Spring 2019 as the Senior Individual Giving Manager. At Acorns she leads the individual giving, legacy and in memory fundraising programme.

She is responsible for managing long-term and sustainable income streams, whilst ensuring that supporters receive the best possible experience during their time with Acorns.

She began working in the charity sector in 2008 when she joined the Supporter Recruitment team at WaterAid. She has since held marketing, supporter acquisition and development roles at World Animal Protection and The Air Ambulance Service.

Christina became a Childlife Trustee in July 2019, and Chair in November 2021.


Ben McNaught, Honorary Treasurer

Ben joined National Deaf Children’s Society in 2010 as their Head of Supporter Marketing. Leading the individual giving, database and legacy fundraising operations, he is responsible for ensuring that NDCS’s services have long term, sustainable funding to support deaf children, young people and their families. Previously, he worked in a number of positions within the Individual Giving teams at Shelter and at Arthritis Care. He has also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA).

Ben became a Childlife Trustee in June 2013.


Lawrence Walker, Trustee

Lawrence leads fundraising and business development for National Children’s Bureau. He brings with him over 15 years of voluntary and public sector experience gained in a variety of roles in local charity and national charities and public organisations.  He has spent his life campaigning on social justice issues and has an unshakeable belief in the power of personal experience to effect positive change. Lawrence became a Childlife Trustee in March 2023.


Viktor Elzer, Trustee

Viktor joined Ataxia UK in Spring 2022 as Senior Brand & Communications Manager. At Ataxia UK he manages the communications team.

He is responsible for managing all aspects of Ataxia UK’s digital and traditional marketing, in-line with Ataxia UK’s Marketing and Communications strategy which he developed. His role also includes ensuring that Ataxia UK’s communications comply with best practice standards, and that services are provided to Ataxia UK’s beneficiaries in the most user-friendly way.  He became a Childlife Trustee in 2023.