About Us

Leicester Children’s holiday Centre is one of Leicester’s oldest charities, run by a small committee of Trustees, we provide free seaside holidays for disadvantaged children in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

After 120 years of operation, the time has come for us to make changes to keep up with the needs of today’s children and to ensure we have the resources to continue in the future.

The Trustees:

President: – Alan Birchenall

Vice Presidents:

  • The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester
  • The Hon Lady Anne Brooks

Chairman: Shaun O’Donnell

Vice Chairs: Jean Lewis, Mike Griffiths

Treasurer: Barbara Cairns

Chairman of Finance Subcommittee: Shaun O’Donnell

Vice Chairman of Finance Subcommittee: Mike Griffiths

Chair of Fundraising Subcommittee: Marea Roberts


  • Dr Susan Barton
  • Parvez Bhatty
  • John Burnham
  • Cllr Robert Eaton
  • Cllr Lynda Eaton
  • Michael Griffiths
  • Marion Johnson
  • Jean Lewis MBE
  • Cllr Bill Liquorish
  • Shaun O’Donnell
  • Marea Roberts
  • Simon Toole


  • Administrator: Lynne Thompson
  • Children Officer: Patricia Chalmers
  • Centre Manager: Helen Eagle-Lanzetta
  • Assistant Manager (Mablethorpe): Sheila Billingham
  • Cook: Maureen Cox

If you feel you would like to help us provide these memorable holidays, either by joining our Trustees, forming a ‘Friends’ group or running an event, please email Lynne lchcmablethorpe@btconnect.com