Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction for BacZac. They meet regularly to discuss, decide and review our fund-raising progress and future plans and strategies. Each trustee is a volunteer and works hard to ensure we uphold the legacy created in Zac’s honour, in helping other young adults going through similar trials and tribulations.
I am proud to be Zac’s dad, I know he would be amazed and proud that his charity has helped so many young adults like him. I am the Chief Events Officer for BacZac, we have amazing supporters that take on so many challenges for the charity, they have taken on Wolf Runs, marathons, half marathons, abseiling, golf days, music nights & so many more, all we ask is that they have lots of fun while raising funds for BacZac. Married to Helen for 31yrs, daughter Beth & two dogs Bilbo & Bowie, I love my sports, Leeds United, Northampton Saints, Leeds Rhinos, Washington NFL. Favourite holiday Disney World Florida, great memories as a family.
Helen Forskitt is firstly Mum to 2 beautiful children called Beth and Zac. Sadly after a 6 month fight with 2 rare cancers Zac lost his life. Helen now carries on With Zacs charity wanting to help other young people, as she knows that is what Zac would have wanted her to do. Helen also works full-time for Northamptonshire Carers helping others of all ages with their heath and well-being as a social prescriber.
Bethan is Zac’s big sister. Bethan has worked in the childcare sector for a number of years and is passionate about watching children grow and develop. After Zac lost his fight with cancer, Bethan has been working with her family and the trustees to keep Zacs memory going and to try and support other families in every way they can. Bethan has skydived, ran Wolf Runs, half marathons, and helped at numerous events for BacZac.
Lee Reed – IT Support Analyst at Travis Perkins. Privileged and honoured to be able to refer to Zac as my Brother in Law. A hidden crate of beer under a bush at his family home for a party one night was enough to forge a friendship that will always carry on in my heart.
Beverley Cheyne is a Portfolio Manager at Barclays Plc which translates as PA to Programme Managers. She met Helen when she was running the minis and juniors kit shop at the Old Northamptonians’ Rugby club. Helen came in to buy a pair of rugby socks for Zac, the shop was very busy and Helen made the fatal mistake of offering to help! Her friendship developed with the rest of the family over the years but was definitely sealed on one infamous New Years Eve party where Zac had to help carry his mum home! I was honoured to be asked to be a Trustee supporting a great cause but more importantly supporting a lovely family to honour their much loved and missed Zac Sebastian Forskitt.
I worked in the construction industry since leaving school, starting with a 5-year engineering apprenticeship. I worked as a director for several businesses within the construction industry before forming the Qube in 2005. Now one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, and installers of modular adaptive buildings for educational planners, healthcare providers, retailers and business commerce clients, and Grand Design finalist in 2007. I am a big rugby fan and a firm believer in supporting local sports and the BacZac charity.
Having been a member at the Old Northamptonian’s Rugby club for years I have always known the Forskitt family. When BacZac first started I was taken back by the enthusiasm and support of the whole family and Northamptonshire community to raise funds for this incredible cause. I was asked to be a trustee just over 3 years ago and it has been a pleasure to see the charity grow and all the young adults lives I hope we have improved. It is exciting to see what is to come in the future and I feel privileged to be apart of it.
I was introduced to BacZac when my son ran the Brighton half marathon with Nottingham Trent University friends in aid of the charity in February 2018. Jason explained he wanted to organise a golf day for the charity which was something I had considerable experience in so ‘a friendship was born’. I remain totally inspired by “The Forskitt Family” and their wish to help others in such difficult circumstances.
Clare Hopley is a Teacher of English and a Mummy to two wonderful children, aged 5 and 2. She met Jason, Zac’s Dad, at a BacZac event and offered to help the charity in the future. Fast forward four years and she is very proud and honoured to be a Trustee. She is also known as Scouse Mouse to her friends and will happily sip orange gin when not on duty!
Siobhan Willis is a Client Services Director of GWCM a creative and digital marketing agency. Prior to working in her own family business she worked in advertising sales and marketing. Her eldest daughter was a close childhood friend of Zac, whose big smile and big hair soon became a regular part of the Willis families fun. When invited to become a trustee Siobhan couldn’t have been more honoured to be part of such an incredible local charity.