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Sir Nicholas Young’s distinguished career began as a corporate lawyer with one of the ‘Magic Circle’ law firms. After moving to East Anglia, he discovered his vocation as a charity worker, first with Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire before becoming Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support and then Chief Executive of The Red Cross, stepping down in 2014 after thirteen years.


He was knighted for services to cancer care in 2000 and received The Queen’s Badge of Honour in 2013. In retirement he remains a charity trustee, adviser and consultant.


He and his wife, Helen, live in Suffolk and have three sons, for whom this tribute to his Father was originally written.