Springboard’s activities are overseen by a Management Committee comprised of the Trustees of the charity and of management. At the time of writing, the make-up of the Management Committee is as follows:
  • Paul Sweet, Chairperson, past parent
  • Paul Loveday, Treasurer since 2019, past parent
  • Rachel Viles, since 2016
  • Paul Turner, since 2018
  • Elaine Stewart, Nominated Person for Safeguarding since 2019
Non voting committee members:
  • Jane Boulton, Centre Manager since 2012
  • Anne Farrell, Secretary since 2012, Springboard Business Manager


  • The Marchioness of Lansdowne, Springboard are grateful for all the support received over the years by our Patron.


  • Amanda Hornby, Garden Volunteer

Amanda came to our rescue to save our sensory garden. It is wonderful to have someone who comes and loves our garden in a different way to the children. The garden is thriving and it adds an incredible quality to our sessions.

  • Penny Needham, Playroom Volunteer

Penny supports the staff and children on a Wednesday morning. She has been doing this for over 4 years now.

  • Kris Boulton, General and Garden Maintenance

Kris supports us by keeping our grass cut and ensuring that any nuts, bolts and screws are all as they should be. He helps to keep the sensory room functioning by changing water and checking the equipment.

  • Becky Rice-Chandler, Playroom Volunteer

Becky volunteers on Tuesday mornings in our Rabbits group the children and parents benefits from the kindness and support she brings, along with her tea making. Becky has personal experience of attending this group.

  • Charlotte Dawson, Playroom Volunteer

Charlotte supports the staff and children in the playroom on a Tuesday and Friday. Children and staff benefit from Charlotte’s unique perspective of SEND.

  • Georgina Valentine, Playroom Volunteer

Georgina supports the staff and children in the playroom on a Thursday, this is Georgina’s first year volunteering with us.

Springboard is always very appreciative of the time our Trustees and Volunteers donate, whether this is in our playroom, garden, driving, admin or fundraising.

If you would like to become a Trustee or Volunteer at Springboard, please contact us for further details.