Alex has been a friend to The DCF long before he became a Trustee, he has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to befriend and help our families and their children and is constantly championing our cause. He is a very valuable member of our team and is just like a big brother to many of our children.
Amy is mum to Emily and prior to becoming A Trustee was one of our longest standing volunteers. Amy is responsible for good governance, compliance and ensuring our policies and procedures are exemplary.
Befriender to new families and represents our families on The Disabled Children’s Partners steering, communication and campaign forums. He is also responsible for data compliance and IT infrastructure.
Matt is a chartered management accountant. He is dad to Jenson who is seven and has a rare genetic condition & three year old Coby. He is also a coach of our football team DCFFC.
Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Community Care/ Disability Law.
Lester Aldridge LLP
Harry became involved with The DCF after supporting one of our children Ethan Burney at a sportsman dinner. He said " The work you've done has just been amazing and the help you've given to so many children is just beyond belief. Keep up the good work, you're fantastic."
Chris Nash is an elite wheelchair racer, who recently won both The Yorkshire and Bristol Marathons.
Chris is passionate about making sure people get the best opportunities available to them and removing the barriers to participation.
Chris is a professional boxer and commonwealth champion. The love and support of the sporting community is so important to our children and Chris has been a long term friend and supporter of The DCF. He is absolutely committed to helping us and is a truly lovely man.
Head of Operations | Co Founder
Patsy was honoured to be a Meridian Region finalist in the 2018 Pride of Britain Awards.
Governor of Montacute School.
Trustee, Enable My Trip.
Member of AFCB Disability Working Group.
Committee member Dorset FA Inclusion Advisory Group.
Jane Jones is one of our most fervent supporters. She has organised golf tournaments, fundraising events and promotes us wherever she can. Jane has introduced us to two of our charity partners PTFC and Bournemouth Collegiate School.
Jack is an inspirational role model who aims to raise the profile of disability and to show that with determination and hard work anything is possible. Jack is a Paralympian representing the U.K. in canoeing. He is a former Mr England and was the first amputee cat walk model at New York Fashion Week.
Geva is a 2018 Commonwealth gold medal winner as part of the English Rose Netball Team. She coaches athletics to people who are differently abled and is involved with The Special Olympics Bournemouth and District. Geva is an inspirational role model who aims to break down barriers and promote integration.
Geva Mentor CBE
Jayne is our retail manager and has been with us since the beginning. You would not find a more loyal, honest, hardworking person. Jayne is absolutely passionate about our charity and has not only shaved her head to raise funds but also completed a skydive. 01202 390011
Manager Carbery Row Shop
Manager Pokesdown Station Shop
Assistant Manager Boscombe
07711 133705 Louise@thedcf.org
Louise Hands - Heathfield
07982 895868 Gemma@thedcf.org
Head of Marketing
Tilly is mum to Charlie who has Turner Syndrome. Prior to becoming a mum, Tilly supported families who had a child with additional needs and then became a Portage consultant for Bournemouth Borough Council. Tilly combines her personal and professional experiences to support our families.
Danni is mum to Noah who has a very rare genetic condition meaning he is unable to talk and is in a wheelchair. As a parent Danni offers vital support to other families in similar situations as she remembers the fear and loneliness she has suffered. She is available to offer advice and a shoulder to lean on.
Adam has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscle waisting disease. However, Adam and his family do not see this as a barrier and he actively participates in activities that his able bodied peers are able to do. He has a black belt in Taekwondo and participates in park runs and wheelchair football.
Jack organises the framing and auctioning of our donated sporting memorabilia and is responsible for organising fundraising football tournaments and group participation in The Bournemouth Marathon Festival. Jack is always willing to help out in any way he can and is a delightful addition to our team.
Lisa is mum to Kitty who has two rare genetic disorders, so she really understands what our parents are going through. She visits our parents and offers both face to face and online support. Lisa was formerly a trustee for Julia's House.
Jane Kelly is a councillor for Boscombe West, cabinet member, lead member for engagement, Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Citizen's Advice Bureau.
Jane has been a valued supporter and volunteer since our very early days.
Bobbie is a councillor representing Littledown and Iford. She works with Bournemouth Borough Council and our parents to ensure that the voice of disability is heard. Bobbie is Lead Member For Equalities, BCP Lead Member Health and Wellbeing Board and Member Learning Disability Partnership Board.
Stephen does a vast amount of voluntary work, alongside being our very active patron, he is a trustee at Charles Rolls Memorial Trust, ambassador at Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Dorset Cancer Care Foundation & Forest Holme Hospice.
Steven Young Lord of Westbury
Mental Health Advisor
Paul is a professional photographer who is regularly involved in events and fundraisers (he has a background in event organising and administration). Well known by many Bournemouth businesses and organisations he is popular with both adults and children.
Scott is really looking forward to working with us. He refuses to let his disability be a barrier and enjoys socialising, going out with friends to gigs, clubs and pubs. Scott will be writing a regular blog about his experiences as a wheelchair user and has kindly agreed to help with our Accessible For All Group. Scott is absolutely inspirational and we are delighted that he is helping us.
Scott has recently set up a Dj business, covering all genres under the name DJ Nose it.
Lucinda has been a teacher in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and UK. Teaching in both junior and high schools and an international school. For many years she owned and ran a veterinary practice in the UK and has recently gained a proofreading certificate from CIEP.
Little Stars a stay and Play group for disabled children under 4.
Nicola is qualified teacher, with the majority of her 10 years teaching experience being in schools for children with SLD.
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