Ann is the Trust's founder, along with husband Jonny, and the Trust's volunteer fundraiser. As such, she is Chairman of Muir Maxwell Trust Ltd, which is the fundraising company for the Trust. She is also the mother of 15-year-old Muir. Under the careful guidance of the MMT Trustees, Ann is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and every year so far (except 2006) she has organised a glamorous fundraising ball to raise much needed funds in support of the Trust’s work. Ann is also instrumental in the application of the Trust’s assets to provide practical support to families. With the benefit of the experience of raising Muir, she is able to give guidance to the Trustees on relevant and effective practical support for families with children like Muir, struggling to cope with severe epilepsy.
Ann-Marie is the first point of contact within the Trust. She is the friendly voice that will greet you when you make a call to our office in Musselburgh. Her title is Family Liaison Manager and that reflects the fact that she manages the day-to-day contact with our beneficiaries and the epilepsy nurses who contact the Trust on behalf of our families. She will arrange for the delivery of a life saving epilepsy alarm for any child in the UK who has epilepsy. With a background in childcare, a diploma in graphic design and four years’ experience in the NHS, latterly managing the MRI radiology appointment book at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Ann-Marie comes to MMT with a wealth of relevant experience.
The Trust's very first employee, Anna has been with us since 2004. In the early days she resided in the Maxwell's study at home until the Trust moved to an office in Musselburgh in November 2007. Principally Anna looks after the Trust's finances along with June Beedham but being part of a small team, she is also involved in office administration and our fundraising events. Anna is well known to many of our corporate supporters and regularly liaises with table hosts, their guests and the winning bidders of our amazing auction lots. She handles all financial transactions in the same connection and has been known to organise the occasional flight or holiday won at an MMT event! Anna's commitment to the Trust has been unending and we are privileged to have her Executive PA skills as well as her loyalty to our cause which she feels passionate about.