Meet the Team

CHRIS BURN - Founder & Trustee

Chris had just finished university when he lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in December 2017. Instead of going travelling he set up the Three Bears Foundation with his Dad and the other trustees. 

2018 New York Marathon Finisher – just!

MARK BURN - Founding Trustee

In 2017 Mark lost his wife Jane to pancreatic cancer. Since then he has been the engine room for the foundation. His relentless efforts and networking have helped spread the word about Three Bears – For Jane. 

He’s completed 2019 Great North Run and 2022 Yorkshire Marathon relay

EMMA HARGREAVES - Founding Trustee

Emma knew Jane since the age of 4. As family friends with the Burn family she was one of the first people to join the foundation in 2019. Since then she has been at the forefront of all things Three Bears.

Emma is vital to all Three Bears operations. She was behind our sensational 2022 Ball and has many exciting plans for 2023…

2018 New York Marathon Finisher.

JOE SWALES - Founding Trustee

Joe is a founding trustee of the foundation. Having been friends with Chris since High School – Joe had become part of the Burn family. After Janes passing he knew he wanted to help the foundation. His input and skillset is part of the reason we have achieved what we have. 

2018 New York Marathon Finisher.

We are a network of passionate and dedicated volunteers.

Rooted in a family but impacting communities.

The face of Three Bears is comprised of many dedicated and enthusiastic individuals. From families, friendship teams, businesses and local communities – there’s a place for everybody. Why not come and join us? Be part of an amazing legacy that will impact hundreds of lives with hope.

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