Pete is the founder and CEO of the charity Mummy’s Star, set up in 2013 in memory of his wife Mair, to offer support to women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of having a baby.
He is passionate about ensuring that women are given all the normal choices in pregnancy that they would have without their diagnosis and works with hospitals and cancer centres nationwide to help improve knowledge about this area, sharing case studies and the various examples of good practice that help the families they support on a day to day basis. He also works to raise awareness of men’s/father’s mental health, especially in a setting of caring for a sick partner or in loss and to try and break down societal presumptions about what fathers can’t/can do.
Prior to the charity’s formation, he worked in the housing and regeneration sector for 10 years, facilitating a variety of youth, health and environmental improvement projects in some of Greater Manchester’s most deprived communities
Pete is responsible for the day to day running of the charity including its continued growth, visiting the mums we support, presenting about the work of Mummy’s Star and talking to hospitals and other medical organisations alike to help increase awareness of cancer in pregnancy. In 2018 he won the Zenith Global Health’s ‘Charity/Clinical Mission’ Award and was award Point of Light by the Office of the Prime Minister.
Mummy’s Star won the Special Recognition Award at Mama’s 2017 Conference and in 2019 won the British Journal of Midwifery Charity of the Year
Pete is a father of three; Martha, Merlin and most recently Flynn and is an avid runner, walker and rugby fan.