Our President is Caroline Emma Stanley, Countess of Derby


Our Charity President is Caroline Emma Stanley, Countess of Derby. A trained art historian, the Countess of Derby secured dual honours in History and History of Art from one of the country’s top institutions, the University of London. Her talent and passion led her to the Royal Collection and the role of Exhibition’s Assistant to the Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, a position she held for 9 years.

In 1995 she married The Earl of Derby and quickly put her skills to overseeing the major restoration of Knowsley Hall, including its art collection, which is still an ongoing project. Lady Derby also competes in dressage, where she is currently the National Music Champion at Prix St Georges level.

When not centrally involved with Knowsley she devotes her time to a number of local charities, including Alder Hey Children's Charity.




Alder Hey Children's Charity Vision and Values



Here at Alder Hey Children's Charity our vision is to support the Trust to Build a Healthier Future for Children and Young People.

Our values of Courage, Together, Passion and Magic ensure we strive to achieve this every single day.


We try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.


We work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.


We are passionate about what we do and why we do it.  We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.


We are fun, creative and child-led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.  


Alder Hey Children's Charity's Board of Trustees are:

  • Graham Morris OBE (Chair)
  • Eileen Jones (Vice Chair)
  • Shalni Arora
  • John Carson
  • Glynis Johnston
  • Dame Jo Williams
  • Sarah Robinson
  • Kirsty Muir
  • Paul Bibby
  • Richard Turnock


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