Maryan Pye

I originally qualified as a doctor, but I have had an unusual career since moving to Trumpington in Cambridge just over 40 years ago when I undertook further training in Public Health. My interests have always been based on promoting health and wellbeing across populations rather than treating illness at an individual, clinical level. I have been involved in the organisation and evaluation of health services and worked with a number of charities, either as a trustee or as an adviser on project funding and evaluation.

I am now retired. My husband is also a retired doctor and and we have four grandchildren, but sadly they are not local so we don’t see them often. We enjoy classical music, especially live performances. I am an active member of a local community stitching group. I try to keep fit and can be found most weeks Nordic Wallking at Wandlebury.

I started volunteering at Arthur Rank hospice shortly before the move to the wonderful new building, where I now volunteer in the education and conference centre. To me the Hospice is an oasis of calm, caring and peace, showing that end of life care is a very important part of wellbeing for all involved. I then started to volunteer occasionally to help with fundraising particularly at external events, and I became an Ambassador as I felt I could offer more to support the Hospice and the work it does. The role entails acting at the interface with the wider community, explaining and promoting the work of Arthur Rank Hospice, meeting and thanking those who provide support in so many ways.

Ambassador, Maryan Pye