Originally from West London, Heather moved to Ascot over 25 years ago and has undertaken several voluntary roles including two school governorship positions, panel member for BFBC school appeals, charity volunteer and now Trustee and Chairperson of the Ascot Charitable Trust (an organisation she has been involved with for many years).
Heather’s working life was in the financial services sector and she hopes to utilise these skills in maximising monies raised for all our chosen charities
Married with two grown up children Heather enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with her family and undertaking her current role of Justice of the Peace.
Originally from the North West, Wayne has worked for Royal Mail since 1982, moving with his job to London in 1992 and settling in the Ascot area in 2000. After twenty years in the Territorial Army, he finally retired as a Training Major with the Royal Logistic Corps in 2002. Married to Catherine, he has four children.
Wayne enjoys hill walking; cycling and swimming, but spends most of his free time encouraging his children to keep active. A Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing and a Sales professional, Wayne hopes these skills will help the Ascot Charitable Trust achieve its ambitious fundraising plans.
Natalie was born in Phoenix Arizona, USA, and was brought up in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. She lived there until the age of 19 when she met her husband, Grant. She went to college where she studied NVQ Level 2 & 3, City & Guilds in Beauty Therapy. Natalie worked as a beautician for 5 years until she married in 2007.
She has two wonderful children, Taylor & Ava-Lily. Her time is spent at the gym and looking after her children. Weekends are spent working part time in a Beauty salon, spending time with her family and having a very busy social life.
Her hobbies are shopping, gym and running – she has recently run the London Marathon on behalf of Child Bereavement. Nathalie has an intense passion for helping our charities and gets a sense of achievement when she sees the summer fund raising events do so well.
A Wokingham based director of a local building and property development company Ben works alongside our Patron Melvin Yardley.
Out of regular office hours Ben has worked within the pub/bar/club/events industry hosting events with attendees of 600 plus. He has experience working with various mixologists, barmen, performers and artists.
Ben is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Trust and looks forward to contributing to our Annual Charity Ball.
Sally grew up in Bedfordshire and moved to Ascot when she married Chris. They lived in Ascot for 22 years raising their two children before moving to Wokingham two years ago. However she still has many connections with the Ascot area through friends, work and voluntary activities.
Sally runs her own business as a HR Consultant and spends her free time looking after the two family dogs and treading the boards occasionally as her passion is amateur dramatics!
Sally has been an attendee at the Ball for many years and is delighted to have now joined the Trust. She is excited and looking forward to becoming a fully integrated member of the team and being able to contribute to the Trust’s future fundraising activities.
Danny has lived in the local area most of his life. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1978 and started his own accountancy practice in 1982. He now also builds the occasional property.
He has six children who have benefited greatly from growing up in the local area and therefore he takes great pleasure in giving something back in any way that he can.
He enjoys many sporting activities mainly golf and tennis and has a passion for fast cars.
When he was asked to become a trustee of the Ascot Charitable Trust he was happy to give his time to its cause and he looks forward to his future involvement.
Penny has lived in the immediate area since 1991 playing a very active role in the community. As a Parish Councillor for 10 years she worked on on both the Planning and Recreational committees. Prior to this Penny was a youth leader for young persons failing at school and also trained as a gymnastics coach to ensure the survival of a local gym. After training as a RGN (nurse), Penny worked in the NHS and has had a very varied and exciting career most recently as manager for a children’s service in Reading.
As an attendee at the ball for many years Penny brings enthusiasm and passion to the trust and is looking forward to her new role.