James – Charity Coordinator
James has a background in writing, film-making and office management. He leads on the day trip grants programme, assists with the planning and delivery of events and is responsible for day to day administration.
You can contact James on 020 7758 0030 or by email at email@example.com.
“It’s been wonderful staging inspirational events for some of the UK’s most deserving young people and challenging the public’s perceptions about disability.”
Keeley – Charity Manager
Keeley joined the Daytrippers Team as the Charity Manager in March 2016. She brings over 12 years of experience of working with children, young people and families in the community and public sectors. Keeley is responsible for strategic and operational leadership.
You can contact Keeley on 020 7758 0005 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“All children deserve a fun and creative childhood. Therefore opportunity, access and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.”
Marlene – Head of Well-being
It’s not every day that you get a member of the team like Marlene, but here at Daytrippers we are proud to have taken her on as our Head of Well-being. This French Bulldog happily revels in this voluntary role and proudly has her own desk in the office so she can focus on her duties. Despite the fact that she isn’t allowed at many of our events, Marlene has met some Daytrippers in the past and was very sensitive to allowing them to get to know her at their own pace. She is a hard worker and will attend all meetings in the office (unless it is nap time, where you will find her taking a break on the sofa).
Leila – Chair
First coming on board in 2006 and appointed Trustee in 2010, Leila has helped Daytrippers grow over the years into where it is now. She has injected a bit of creativity into the events programme since it was first developed and is the go to person for anything that involves design. Although not only being just arty, she has a firm eye on the budgets and is often meticulously overusing Excel spreadsheets to ensure all the targets we set ourselves are achieved.
You can contact Leila by email at email@example.com.
“Daytrippers is infectious. As soon as people get involved once they tend to want to keep coming back. I’m about as addicted to it as I am salt and vinegar crisps!”
After volunteering with Daytrippers at our Pan-Disability Football Tournament for a few years, Simon became hooked on our charity and was proudly appointed as a Trustee in the summer of 2014. Simon brings a creative input specialising in creative branding and marketing solutions. We love his calm nature and boundless energy, particularly when it comes to refereeing penalty shoot outs.
“The fortitude shown by the boys and girls at Daytrippers events takes my breath away at times!”
Jonny founded Daytrippers in 2003 as he wanted to make a difference by building an efficient and effective charity where 100% of the donations go directly to the cause. He remains heavily involved in all that Daytrippers does, and particularly enjoys the events where real obstacles are overcome, providing a truly unique experience for young disabled people.
“I started the Daytrippers because I believe every child should have the same opportunities as I did.”