About us: our trustees

Philip Saich

Philip launched Headstart4Babies with fiancee Karen Laker in January 2005 when their son Ben was being treated for severe plagiocephaly. An experienced marketing and communications professional, Philip runs his own graphic design and marketing agency, Postscript Communications Ltd. Philip lives in Lower Cambourne, near Cambridge, with Karen and son Ben, and enjoys sport, film, cookery and literature.

Karen Laker

Co-founder of Headstart4Babies, Karen now takes responsibility for the charity’s day-to-day administration, including handling correspondence, responding to requests for information and managing the accounts. A talented complementary therapist, Karen also specialises in reflexology, Indian head massage and Hopi ear candle therapy under her Harmony Within brand. Karen lives in Lower Cambourne, near Cambridge, with Philip and son Ben, and enjoys gardening, travel and all things mind, body and spirit.

Sally Laflin

Sally became a trustee in 2007, almost a year after her son Ollie received treatment for severe plagiocephaly. Sally has been married to Nick since 2004 and the couple live in Welwyn Garden City with Ollie and their five-year-old twins. Sally is a special needs teacher at a primary school in Hertfordshire and enjoys salsa dancing, running, reading and the theatre, when she finds the time!

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