Meet the Team


Bureau Members of Cancer Support France, Dordogne Est & Lot 2020

President : Anna Shackleford

I moved to France with my husband in 2006 and our family here consists of 2 large donkeys, a hyper-active rescue Border Collie and a cat retrieved from a bag in the local “poubelle”.  Am also a committee member of a local international association, and group leader for a weekly dance exercise class, one of the many activities we organise. Also help out with 2 annual book sales, the proceeds of which support a dog adoption organisation and a donation to CSF.

 Vice-President / Client Co-ordinator & La Ligue Contre le Cancer liaison 

Philippe Mika

I returned home to France in 2006 after having lived and worked in South Africa. Having had to negotiate the French administrative system for myself, I soon found myself being called upon to assist others with a multitude of bureaucratic problems. Various English speaking people want help in registering with the health system, tax for first timers etc. You name it; I’ve probably done it . . .


Co Vice-President : Jo Treanor

We moved to France in early 2008 when my husband retired.  Like most expats we bought a property that needed a “little” renovating and of course we are still at it!  Our three legged rescue cat rules us with a paw of iron and we try to return to London on a regular basis to visit the world’s most beautiful grand-baby.

Treasurer : Nic Marsden

We retired to France in 2014, and have been renovating our home ever since, and we are not finished yet! We have established a very productive fruit garden, but vegetables have not proven so easy. As a former Chartered Accountant, I wanted to help CSF Delot as Treasurer.

Secretary : Cathy Ratcliffe

Although determined we would mever leave our friendly and active village community on Dartmoor, we were finally seduced by the Lot.  The tiny village where we now live has been the perfect exchange with no regrets now for what we left behind.  Like many here, a “project” has occupied us, but this still leaves time for us to pursue our passions for art and music.

National President : Pat Lockett

In 2006 a little stone “fermette” became our holiday home until after two years my husband and I realised this was where we wanted to spend our third age and so we moved permanently in 2008. Two rescue cats share (and rule) our home. Our lives are busy with renovations and gardening plus working with mates to raise funds for local charities including CSF of course.


Membership Secretary : Rachel Galloway

We bought a holiday home in the Lot in 2007; and it became our permanent residence in March 2019 after re-locating from Dubai. For now I am still working part-time for my husband’s companies in the Middle-East; but I very much enjoy dancing; walking, running, swimming and gardening! Not forgetting visiting the family from time to time.