Founding Trustee's

Bob Mcgurrell - Chairman

Bob is from Whitburn and a big Sunderland fan.  He has worked in the drilling industry for 30 years and employed by Vaston MGS.  

Fiercely passionate about childloss and very proud to be a trustee of this lovely charity supporting families through their darkest days 

Tracey McGurrell

Kirsty Mcgurrell - Director

From Houghton- Le -Spring is our founding Trustee and Charity Director, Kirsty is mum to Louis, Mitchell, Oskar and Daisy-May.  

Kirsty's partner, and dad to their 4 children, Michael who hails from Washington, works for Caterpillar, Peterlee. 

"Losing Louis was the most heartbreaking experience i have ever had in my life, the grief is like no other. It is a comfort to know that in Louis' name we are making a difference to families who sadly are facing such devastation." 


Victoria Usher- Fundraising & Events Co ordinator

From Gateshead Victoria is our only Geordie Trustee of the 4Louis charity. Victoria is a full time mum to 2 boys, Leland and Harrison and puts all her spare time into 4Louis  

"I was honoured to be asked to become a Trustee for the charity as it is holds a special place in my heart after helping my family in 2011. I became involved within two months and have been here ever since. I could not imagine doing anything else." 

Sharon Abbott

Our Patrons

Stuart & Paula Parnaby

 Stuart & Paula Parnaby have been a great support to 4Louis. The family have worked hard by raising funds and more importantly the awareness. We have thought long and hard over the last 4 years to invite someone to become patron of our charity and the couple are perfect for us. We were delighted and proud when they both accepted and we look forward to working with them in the future. 

Paula Emily Parnaby and myself are so proud and honoured to be named patrons of 4Louis. The charity has been a massive help to us both since December. We might not have the memories of Poppy that we have if it wasn't for our memory box provided by them. We're now proud to know we can help other bereaved parents.
Thanks to all our friends and family for the ongoing support, helping to raise awareness and a good bit of money in the process.

Michael & Dawn Nelson


Dr Chantal Lockey


Chantal is absolutely delighted to be appointed as an Ambassador for 4 Louis.

In 2004, Chantal lost her first born daughter to Sudden Infant Death. Marnie Mae was just six weeks of age.

Chantal felt completely unsupported by healthcare professionals and felt that following Marnie’s death that she was “left to get on with it”.

In 2009, Chantal set up The Foundation for Infant Loss Training. The aims of the organisations were to ensure that all professionals working with families following an infant loss, were properly trained.  Chantal has trained thousands of professionals in person and also via our online training, which has accreditations across the world.

Chantal frequently works with 4Louis to ensure that medics are also aware of the practical benefits of making memories such as the importance of the 4Louis memory box, casting and inkless kits and the importance of Bereavement photography.

4Louis are able to provide an invaluable parents and grandparents perspective of losing Louis to stillbirth, whilst Chantal is able to provide a parent perspective of Sudden Infant Death.

The collaboration between 4Louis and The Foundation means that high levels of bereavement education are accessible to professionals across the UK.

Chantal’s training is Award winning and had been recognised recently in the following ways:

Contribution to Midwifery Education (Finalist): The British Journal of Midwifery Awards 2017

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Good Funeral Guide Awards 2017

British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare: The Palace of Westminster 2016

Invitations to The House of Commons and Buckingham Palace for Services to Health

Chantal looks forward to working with 4Louis and is looking forward to raising further awareness of what 4Louis offers bereaved families through her training.

Chantal is very fortunate to have a Rainbow daughter, Ruby Mae, who is 12 who is also a young advocate for the charity!.