Together Trust welcomes new trustees to its board
Leading North West disability charity, The Together Trust, has strengthened its board with the appointment of seven trustees.
The new members, Gani Martins, Geoff Durbin, Jane Walapu, Jane Grime, Lyndsey Stark, Marcell Edwards and Nick Lowry each bring a wealth of expertise and lived experience to the organisation.
The Together Trust cares for and champions the rights, needs and ambitions of care-experienced children and people with disabilities, autism and mental health differences.
About the new board members
Gani Martins is a registered social worker and an Improvement Consultant. She is also the Chair of Board of Trustees AFRUCA – Safeguarding Children.
Geoff has over 35 years’ commercial, marketing and fundraising experience, and has been a school governor. He is a foster carer, Vice-Chair of the Stockport Foster Carers’ Association and Vice-Chair of the supporting people subgroup at the Together Trust.
Jane Grime is the link governor for careers and employability at Together Trust’s Inscape House School. She has considerable experience in using autism services in the North West.
Jane Walapu is an Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff with the Co-op. She is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is a former support line volunteer at NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood).
Lyndsey Stark is a consultant to the Executive team at the Youth Endowment Fund where she has led a large operational and cultural transformation programme. She has a master’s degree in human rights.
Marcell Edwards is a Global Talent Acquisition Manager with Adidas and is an advisory board member of the Leaders Black Excellence Advisory Board, supporting access to sports industry careers for people from disadvantaged groups.
Nick is the Chief Education Officer for a large multi-academy trust. Previously he has been an executive headteacher and headteacher of mainstream secondary schools in areas of high socio-economic disadvantage. He is currently a serving Ofsted Inspector.
For further information please contact Camilla James at Together Trust on 07818 407786 or email email@example.com
About the Together Trust
Since 1870 the Together Trust has been providing life-changing care, support and education services in the North West of England. The charity works to challenge the negative perceptions and missed opportunities that people with disabilities, autism or complex needs and care experienced people face in society. With a team of over 900 dedicated people, they work flat out to create a society where people are valued within their communities.