Ray Yang

Meet Ray Yang, a dedicated volunteer at Dragonfly Cancer Trust with a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. With over five years of experience in retail management, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge in process optimisation and stakeholder relationship management to his role.

After completing his MBA degree at Newcastle University, Ray discovered his love for business analysis and management consulting. He has honed his skills through various projects, using data-driven insights to identify opportunities for improvement and implementing effective solutions to drive growth. With a heart for giving back to the community, Ray decided to join Dragonfly Cancer Trust as a volunteer. In this role, he works closely with the team to support various initiatives such as data analysis and campaign support to improve efficiencies and maximise resources.

Through his volunteer work, Ray has gained a deeper understanding of the challenges that cancer patients and their families face. He is committed to making a positive impact on their lives and supporting them every step of the way. His initiative and passion for helping this make him an invaluable member of the Dragonfly Cancer Trust team

Manny (Emmanuel Olawale)

“A specialists in software and technology. I have a strong passion to share my knowledge with others and have a lasting impact in this world. I am excited to work with this charity in defining a digital strategy and supporting their technology needs. In an uncertain time with companies having to close their doors and stop functioning, I am hoping to help the charity navigate through these uncertain times and utilise technology to stay ahead of the curve and reach more patients and families around the country.


This is Joyce, our incredible volunteer who turns her hand to anything. On a typical day, Joyce can be found counting and merging money for the bank from our collection tins and helping with our admin and our annual ball preparation.


Fiona is the MD and franchisor at ARTventures, a national company delivering colourful art and creative play classes, events and parties for babies, toddlers and children across the UK. Fiona and her franchise team are passionate about getting children in art and creative activities at an early age because of all the fantastic learning and development benefits that engagement in art can bring!

Having been involved in the world of children’s activities for over a decade, Fiona also sits on the board of the Children’s Activities Association.

Fiona is looking forward to working with the trust and bringing her expertise to the process of planning and delivering the creative activity boxes that the charity delivers to hospitals and hospices across the country, giving children and young people receiving palliative care the valuable opportunity to engage in therapeutic creative activities as well as providing a much needed distraction during treatment-and a chance to have some arty fun!


Lisa is a passionate individual who takes pleasure in assisting with our activity boxes. Her love for all things crafts is evident in the enthusiasm she brings. When she’s not lending a hand, Lisa works as a radiographer, utilizing her skills in a different but equally important field. 

Amit Bahanda

Amit is our incredible volunteer who helps with our 2023 Dragonfly Ball. Amit has a wealth of event experience and has supported many of our previous events. Amit is a huge supporter of Dragonfly Cancer Trust.