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.”

Fay Storie

Treasurer

I became aware of The Maypole Project a few years ago, and since then have found out more and more about the excellent services they offer, which really make a difference to the families they support.

I am glad to now have the opportunity to support this unique charity and am looking forward to work alongside the other Trustees in the role of Treasurer.

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”

Bundna Jaswal

Bundna is an experienced program/project manager with over 20 years experience in Finance. She has also been a member of several Philanthropic committees.

I am thrilled to be appointed as a Trustee of such a worthy charity and keen to share my passion and skills in a way where I can give back to society”

 

Sonia Fleming

Throughout my career in the NHS I have partnered with policy, clinical and third sector colleagues in mental health, hearing loss, respiratory and learning-disabled charities to drive changes in policy and influence commissioning decisions. My personal commitment to putting care and quality back into health has been recognised by colleagues and external organisations and I am proud to have been able to influence the quality and delivery of health services.

I have met some of the most dedicated people that I know through collaborative working and I look forward to supporting colleagues at the Maypole Project where I am sure that I will meet brilliant and inspirational adults and children. The mission and vision of the Maypole Project align closely to my own values and beliefs about being there for others and I am pleased to join what I see as a noble and worthwhile organisation.

Charity Ambassador

Michael Storie

By supporting a small local charity, I feel that I am able to make a real difference to the charity and the families that are supported by The Maypole Project. I am therefore delighted to be an Ambassador, and look forward to working alongside the board of Trustees to advance the charity in the coming years.