Team DPF Trustees

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I am Sarah Doyle, widow of PC Neil Doyle who was killed on 19th December 2014 after being recognised as a police officer on his works Christmas night out.

I am the chair and one of the founders of the Doyle Phillips Foundation, and it has been my aim to be able to provide peer support, to other families who have lost a  loved one whilst they where serving for Merseyside Police.

I have found over the past 6 1/2 years, that peer support has been a lifeline to me and I want to be able to provide the same support to other members of the blue line family that may be struggling.


Sarah Doyle

Chair, Doyle Phillips Foundation

Serena Kennedy Chair

DPF Board Members

Mark Hobin


Having supported the families of Neil and Dave from the outset of their untimely killings by organising numerous charitable events, it is my passion and desire to ensure their memory and legacy lives on.

Now close friends with the families and having launched the Doyle Phillips Foundation, I am committed, more than ever, to providing much needed support to families of Merseyside Police who have suffered or will suffer the most unimaginable pain.

By day, I am employed as an event planner and event advisor. By night, I am the Chairman of an amateur rugby league in St Helens called Portico Vine. I hope to use my organisational and leadership skills, in conjunction with the raw passion for helping and supporting others in my role within the Doyle Phillips Foundation.


Vice Chair of the Doyle Phillips Foundation

Serena Kennedy Chair

Jo Moody


Hi I’m Jo Moody friend of Neil & Sarah Doyle.

I am a serving police officer with Lancashire constabulary.
I have been an officer for over 18 years serving in both Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

I am a runner primarily and have completed 8 marathons across UK and USA. Not to mention the many more miles covered training for them.

I have been a supporter of Cash for kids charity for over 10 years and taken part in many fundraising events. I’m not scared of getting stuck in and have done on many occasions to raise our charity profile. I have completed 100 and 200 mile running challenges, baked cakes, shook buckets and ran on a treadmill for 12 and 24 hour stints. My most rewarding challenge was abseiling from the top of the Radio City Tower. 450ft of bricking myself 🤣


Secretary, Doyle Phillips Foundation

Serena Kennedy Chair

Steve Jones


I have been a police officer for over twenty years. I am retiring at the end of 2021 and moving on to lecture in Higher Education.

I have always been passionate in supporting my police colleagues and their families during my career. Policing is a career like no other. It can expose officers and staff to both mental and physical challenges. I was fortunate enough to work indirectly with both Neil Doyle and Dave Phillips. Both of their tragic deaths had a massive impact on all members of the police service in Merseyside and nationally.

I have always supported the work of Police charities, so when Sarah Doyle first mentioned the concept of the Doyle Phillips Foundation (DPF) to provide more holistic support to not only police officers but support staff, it was a no brainer!

I am proud to be a trustee for DPF to ensure all those officers and staff who serve are provided the support, should they find themselves in a position of need, no matter what the circumstance


Treasurer, Doyle Phillips Foundation

Serena Kennedy Chair