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Our Trustees

Secretary

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Michael is a solicitor with over 40 years’ post-qualification experience as a partner and associate with practices based in market towns across South Cheshire and Shropshire. His areas of experience include trusts and estates, conveyancing, wills and probate.   

Mr Michael Young
MA (Oxen), Solicitor

 

Chair

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Neil started his career with Unilever where his management training commenced in a Sales role. He has held board level roles in Sales and General Management in an industrial environment for over 30 years until his move into consultancy in 2020. Throughout his career he has been involved in, and responsible for business turnarounds and several successful mergers and acquisitions.  His skill sets cover Organisational, Strategic and USP Development, Change Management, Leadership and People Management. He has always maintained a focus on marketing and relationship management and has remained extremely customer focused. 

Mr Neil McCallum
 

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Jenny joined the board f Trustees in 1996, at that time working full time as a District Nurse. Her nursing and midwifery experience brings medical and public health knowledge to the board.

Mrs Jenny Sproston
RGB, DN, OND, CAT

 

Mr David Londgon
BSc, FRICS

 

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A graduate of Estate Management David commenced his career in commercial property with Savills in the West end of London , followed by a move to Matthews Goodman and Postlethwaite opening their offices in Manchester in 1983. He founded Longdon & Longdon commercial property consultants n 1992 advising clients both small and large including Granada Television and ITV.  He maintains an interest in property development and overland travel.  As a retired commercial surveyor David brings a wealth of experience to assist with the charity’s extensive building maintenance requirements. 

Mr David Londgon
BSc FRICS
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Sam attended a Theatre Arts School, trained as a professional dancer and gained teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Gymnastic Dance.  She danced professionally overseas and in the UK, then ran her own dancing school for several years.  She went on to become a Director of  Tumble Tots UK Ltd (a physical play programme for children aged 6 moths – 7 years)  developing the physical elements of the programme and giving support and training to over 100 Franchisees.  Sam’s strengths are in People Management, Customer Service, Business Development, Training and generally enjoying roles that really make a difference to children, carers and practitioners. 

Mrs Sam McCallum
AIDTA
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Peter attended medical school at St Thomas’ in London, completing my MB BS in 1993.  He then went on to work in acute hospital specialties (Accident and Emergency, General Medicine and Anaesthetics/ITU) for around 10 years before moving into General Practice during which time also worked part time at the University of Liverpool Medical School, developing and then leading the 3rd year community course. As well as arranging placements in General Practice, he developed a 4 week module for all students to support them in caring for patients with disabilities, working with charities and community groups such as The Stroke Association, The Merseyside Association for the Deaf and MOWLL to deliver experiential learning and service user/expert patient contact to trainees. He also set up and ran the only compulsory assessed Diversity course for medical students in the UK and through this became a member of the national group DIMAH (Diversity in Medicine and Health).  

Dr Peter Leftwick
MB BS
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An extensive career teaching at Nantwich Grammar School and then Department Head at Malbank School, Peter brings an understanding of the education system to the board. 

Mr Peter Latronico
BA, PGCE
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A career in the food Distribution Trade included Sales an Marketing positions at Spar Group and VG Distributors.  As Marketing Director for Spar, Geoff developed the extended hour trading concept  and was involved with the Sunday Trading debate.  He retired as Vice President of VG Europe in 1989.  He then served as Chairman of Governors of a High School in Nantwich for 10 years and went on to become a Trustee of the Special Gymnastics Association (the forerunner of the Wingate Special Children’s Trust) in April 1998 and was appointed chairman in June of that year.  In 2016 he was awarded the MBE for services to charity. 

Julia McGhie
Bed (Hons) National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators
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