About us Our team Our team Claire Thornber Claire Thornber is a former cauda equina syndrome patient and advocate for people living with cauda equina syndrome . Claire is the Founder of the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association and Champions Charity. She passionately raises awareness of the condition and lives in Lancashire with her family. Click here to read more about Claire. James martin James works as Charity Manager and is a Cauda Equina patient too who is passionate about raising the awareness of Cauda Equina Syndrome. "I have never had such job satisfaction in my whole working career, than I do working for the charity". Before James's diagnosis he worked full time as a Bank Manager and spent over 10 years in the finance sector. Click here to read more about James. Steven Smith Steven Smith is a former police officer and has been living with Cauda Equina Syndrome for 10 years. Steven is passionate about raising awareness of the condition and offers a unique insight into the male perspective. Steven sits on the board of trustees and is a Peer Support Champion for Champions Charity. Click here to read more about Steven.