Meet the Trustees

Julie Froggatt 

Chair of The Maypole Project Board of Trustees

Julie works full-time for a community healthcare provider; her professional background is in people and organisational development. Julie started volunteering with The Maypole Project in 2013. Like many fellow volunteers – she was rapidly drawn into the ethos of the Project and have felt privileged to be able to get to know many of the families. Julie joined the Board of Trustees in 2015 and was elected Chair just over a year ago.

“The Maypole Project is unique, and makes such a tangible difference for so many families.  I am proud to work with a great Board, and look forward to playing a part in the charities future development.”

John Smedley

John is an experienced commercial solicitor and has worked with a number of global organisations.

“I am passionate about supporting The Maypole Project because I am able to see first hand how their support enriches the lives of families who have children with complex medical needs.  The Maypole Project is an incredible charity and I am proud to be on the Board of Trustees.”

Leila Seeney

Joined The Maypole Project Board of Trustee’s in 2016.   Leila has valuable experience both from a personal and professional perspective.  She has two children with significantly complex and contrasting autism conditions.

Leila has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and after qualifying as a post compulsory education teacher, taught Psychology, to mature students and young adults in a Further and Higher Education setting.

“I have a passion for helping those affected by disability and their families and feel privileged to be on the Board of Trustees”