Gemma’s Hearts is a charity raising funds to provide 24 hour public defibrillator stations in North West Cambridgeshire. We also aim to help our local schools become heart safe schools by assisting them with fundraising for a defibrillator for their own building.

Gemma Wells

Chair of Trustees

David Weir


Peter Rushmer


Hannah Humber


The Davis and Burroughs Families

The Burroughs and Davis families have been at the heart of both the global entertainment industry and local village life in Yaxley and Holme for seven decades. Three generations of the clan have graced the stage and screen from Peter Burroughs’ theatre roles in the 1960s to Harrison Davis’ appearance in Hollwyood blockbuster Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Along the way we’ve been introduced to Samantha Davis and Hayley Burroughs in Willow, Warwick Davis in a parade of roles in some of cinema’s greatest franchises and Annabelle Davis in the ground-breaking CBBC drama The Dumping Ground.

Dr. David Begley

Dr Begley graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1994. Next. he completed his residency in South East Scotland. He then spent three years in the USA at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Whilst in the USA, he undertook research in the investigation and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. This research led to his research degree from the University of Edinburgh. He returned to the UK in 2002. He then completed specialist cardiology and cardiac rhythm management training at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. To expand the existing cardiac rhythm management team, Dr Begley was appointed a consultant in Cardiology at Papworth Hospital in 2007. He operated as Clinical Lead for CRM from 2011 until 2016, a period of rapid growth. He maintained the department’s position as one of the country’s highest volume centres for electrophysiology studies, complex ablations, and cardiac device implants. Dr Begley’s education and development has been ongoing. Furthermore, he completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education from the University of Cambridge in 2013. In addition, Dr Begley regularly provides educational support through presentations and training. These events included the Heart Rhythm Congress and the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference. He has also been involved with the regional Cardiac Update courses organised by the Arrhythmia Alliance.

Stewart Howe

Stewart Howe has established a reputation in the voluntary sector as an innovator and firebrand. He is the founder of the Yaxley Festival, which draws in 35,000 visitors annually, and has contributed to the growth of numerous third sector organisations in the UK and overseas. His unorthodox approach to addressing social issues has led to collaborations with Lord Bird of the Big Issue, resulting in the creation of Social Echo and work on the launch of the ‘Making of Black Britain’ project, which currently features on Google Arts and Culture.