The People Behind NeST
David and Alison Yearsley
David is a co-founder of NeST. Their son James has Nephrotic Syndrome
and is currently in remission.
Professor Moin Saleem FRCP PhD
Professor Moin Saleem is a Professor of Paediatric Renal Medicine and Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist. He leads the Nephrotic Syndrome
research team at Bristol University and Children's Hospital.
Tim and Wendy Cook
Tim and Wendy, from Yeovil, help with support for NeST.
Wendy is the Fundraising Co-ordinator for NeST. Their thirteen year old son, David, was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome when he was only five years old.
David has had a kidney transplant but Nephrotic Syndrome has continued
with the new kidney.
Stephen and Sharon Catchpool
Stephen and Sharon Catchpool, from Yeovil, help with support for NeST.
is a Trustee and the Financial Secretary for NeST, while Stephen
helps Sharon out in the background, and also provides our website needs
and keeps a watchful eye on our forum.
Their seven year old son William was diagnosed with NS when he was three years old. William's cause of NS is Minimal change disease (MCD) and this is the most common cause in children.