Our team is dedicated to help children who are going through bereavement. Get to know the people who make The Never Alone Project what it is.




Ilze Lee is the founder of The Never Alone Project. Ilze's father and brother died only 9 days apart, and as the family was trying to process the loss, the children's father also died unexpectedly.This brought an acute awareness of the lack of services available in Northamptonshire.  Ilze wrote a book for grieving children, 'Upside Down, Downside Up', a story and workbook for children, to encourage communication through various stages of grief.Before too long, The Never Alone Project was born.  Ilze has worked in the voluntary sector for 7 years, and experienced the positive impact that the right support can have on individuals and families.



Meet trustee, Corrina. She has many years of experience in the charity sector, most recently with Mind. She has worked tirelessly on securing good outcomes for those she delivered services to. She has extensive knowledge in building up and assessing new services, as well as good experience in grant applications.  



With a keen belief in the power of charity and volunteer work, Carol Fletcher serves on a variety of committees. She is known for her extensive work with the Women's Institute. Besides her vast knowledge as a member of the board, she also gives a unique insight to fundraising and networking. We’re so happy to have Carol Fletcher as part of the The Never Alone Project team.



With vast experience in the publishing world and managing an international company, Sally keeps a critical eye on the finances as well as the viability of new services. Her business acumen is vital in the development and expansion of TNAP. 

Leona Burton


Leona Burton is an extraordinary woman.

Not only is she running a huge, impactful international business alongside her husband, she is also doing this as mum of six.

Leona is well known for tackling difficult topics through the work that she does. She doesn’t shy away from talking openly about her own family’s experience with bereavement, and she also supports many parents within her community who cares for children who are grieving.

She also adds more than just a touch of glamour, with varied experiences as an actress and model. She is a regular in national press, often talking about things that others don’t.