Judge profile for Declan Duggan
Declan has been associated with CHUMS charity since its inception some 22 years ago when his family was one of the first users with the bereavement service after his son Kevin was killed in a road traffic collision in 1998. CHUMS supported his family and looked after their daughter Roisin who was 10 at the time. Roisin remembers fondly the support she received and the wonderful workshops that helped her through them very tough and difficult times.
Declan has a background in engineering but found his true vocation in life in hospitality when he took on a run-down pub in Dunstable the ‘Dirty Duck’ and turned it into the ‘White Swan’ where he spent nearly 25 years of happy times and great success.
He loves all sports but has true passion for golf and has developed the ‘Kevin Duggan Golf Academy’ in Luton as a tribute and memory to his son.
Declan is the corporate and community fundraising manager for CHUMS and enjoys meeting and engaging with local business.