Committee

Founder - Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

Founder

My name is Nicola Anderson and I’m originally from London. I moved to Lancaster in 1990. I am a childcare worker and have been to Thailand twice. The first time I was there for 6 weeks and the second for a year. In that year I realised … Read More

Sally Anderson

Sally Anderson

Chair and Volunteer Co-ordinator

My name is Sally Anderson, Nicola’s mum. I work as a teacher with children experiencing a range of special needs. Having lived in Norfolk and London, I moved to Lancaster in 1990. As well as wanting to help Nicola, I have been to Thailand … Read More

Caroline Jackson

Caroline Jackson

Secretary

I am Caroline Jackson and have known Nicola since she was at school. My life has been spent as a teacher in mainstream but always with an interest in young people with special needs. My daughter went and spent a little time with Nic when … Read More

Helen Russell

Helen Russell

Committee

Hi, my name’s Helen. I am Lancaster born and bred! I have been a member of St Thomas’s for 21 years and have been involved in Junior Church for 9 of those. I work on the Education Team at Beaumont College in Lancaster – a specialist … Read More

Jannicke Ive

Jannicke Ive

Overseas Communications Officer

My name is Jannicke.  I have lived in the Lancaster area on and off since I was 6. I have worked with children and young adults with a range of disabilities since I was 16 and it is a subject very close to my heart. I have also spent a lot … Read More

Emma Dixon

Emma Dixon

Publicity Officer

My name is Emma Dixon. I have 2 young boys and am involved with the children’s work at St Thomas’s in Lancaster. I went to school with Nicola and have been friends with her for many years as we got to know each other through St … Read More

Richard Eglese

I am Richard Eglese and I joined the Committee in 2015. I grew up in south-east London and came to live and work in Lancaster in 1979, where I have been a Professor of Operational Research at Lancaster University. I’m a member of St. … Read More

John Slee

Trustee

My name is John Slee. Originally from Cornwall, where I was a parish priest, I have followed my son to Lancaster, via the canal system. Having experienced, in my family, how disabilities can be overcome with the right support, I join … Read More