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Meet The Team

Helen Lyons

Founder of Elsie Ever After

I am the proud mummy of Florence, Elspeth (Elsie) and Josiah. I have been a primary school teacher for 20 years, and live in the Cheshire West and Chester area. I began fundraising for improvements in bereavement support when my youngest daughter, Elsie, died in August 2013. I am passionate about ensuring families know where to go for help when they are grieving, and that practical bereavement support is available for all, regardless of circumstances.

To find out what motivates Helen to run this charity, click here.


Gemma Gerrish


Gemma is one of Elsie’s Godmothers. She is passionate about the mission of ‘Elsie Ever After’ and ensuring children and young people in the Cheshire area have access to bereavement support at the time they most need it. Gemma is a wife to Darren, Mum to three gorgeous girlies (including Elsie’s first “bestie”) and works full time in a local authority safeguarding children role. Gemma has recently started running and runs to raise money for Elsie Ever After!

Rebekah Tittle


Rebekah Tittle - Rebekah is Elsie’s Auntie and Godmother. She is a chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience across Manufacturing, Retail, Education Services and Third Sector Enterprises. Rebekah has previously held charitable trustee positions and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about compliance, strategy, governance and best practice. She lives in Chester with her husband and son and enjoys getting out and about walking her dog. She likes the occasional adventure such as cycling round Sweden and swimming 5k round Lake Buttermere, but is perhaps more happy holidaying in the sun and going wine tasting.

Vicki Wright


Vicki is a solicitor with over 20 years of experience, she provides support and knowledge from a legal, business and operational perspective. Vicki has one daughter and lives and works in Cheshire and Merseyside. Vicki met Helen, the founder of the charity, when their daughters attended nursery together. She is a proud supporter of Elsie Ever After and firmly believes bereavement support must be there for all in their time of need.