Join Our Management Committee
What the role entails
The Management Committee ensures that LWCA creates and delivers good, social, safe experiences for the children, young adults and families who use our schemes. Our emphasis is on play, fun and interaction.
The Committee meets once a month and meetings are informal, but important.
What we’re looking for
We welcome trustees from a range of backgrounds. People who have a background in professional fundraising are particularly welcome at this time to bring a new set of skills to our Committee and offer support to our Community Fundraising Manager. We are also looking for:
Someone who is enthusiastic and committed to making a real difference to our charity
Someone who has an interest in and a passion for equal rights and good access to services for all
Someone who can commit to monthly meetings and volunteering opportunities where appropriate
What you’ll get out of being a trustee with LWCA
An opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference to a small charity
Charity governance experience
When we can meet face-to-face again, biscuits and tea!
If you are interested in joining our Management Committee and would like to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07506 722 495.
Meet Our Management Committee
Richard Hewson - Chairperson
My name is Richard Hewson, I have been a trustee at LWCA since May 2019 and in June 2023 was extremely honoured when fellow trustees voted me into the post of Chairperson.
In my professional career I am an Associate Director at Savills Financial Consultants, a company who provide business planning and treasury management support to Housing Associations – this may well be why eyes generally turn to me when we talk anything financial at trustees meeting!
Being a trustee for LWCA is a totally rewarding experience, the requirements on a trustee’s time are light but the rewards are so much greater, by giving a little amount of your time you will make a material and meaningful contribution not just to the children and young people who use the services LWCA provide but their families as well.
Being somewhat of a traditionalist my favourite biscuit is a custard cream (dunked if possible).
David Bossingham - Treasurer
I have been a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation since 1979 and run my own Accountancy practice since 1991.
I have been Treasurer and a Trustee of Leeds Weekend Care Association since October 2018.
I became a Trustee in order to help the Charity and Trustees and advise on administration and financial matters in particular.
The Trustees meet monthly and the meetings are held in a professional but friendly manner – and the biscuits keep us going.
My favourite biscuit has to be a chocolate digestive (or 2!)
Georgina Nijjar - Secretary
My name is George Nijjar, and my biscuit of choice has to be the fig roll.
I have been a Trustee at LWCA since 2019 and recently taken on the role as Secretary.
My daughter attended the Weekenders club for 6 years and then moved onto the Out and About Project which she loves; it gives her the opportunity to do normal teenager activities and she loves to hang out with her friends.
My professional background is Architecture and having worked in practice at a senior level for a number of years I took a change in direction after my children were born (unable to sustain the long hours and time away from home!) I now work as Asset Manager for a social housing provider.
My skills include building design, construction & maintenance management, and project & change management.
I decided to become a Trustee as I felt I could bring insight from a parent’s perspective; it was also a way of saying thank you and ‘giving back’ for the amazing support we had received from LWCA over the years.
Caroline Bond - Trustee
My name is Caroline Bond and I confess to a penchant for peanut cookies!
I’m now a trustee at LWCA, previously Chairperson, having joined back in 2013 when my daughter was in her early teens. She no longer attends the scheme due to her age. She loved it when she did attend, especially other people singing on the Karaoke machine!
My professional career was spent in Market Research, but in the past few years I have achieved a lifetime goal and become a full-time writer.
My skills include HR/Marketing experience and copywriting. I hope I bring an insight into family needs to the role through being the parent of a disabled daughter.
Adam Barclay - Trustee
Hello! My name is Adam Barclay and I joined the Board in November 2021. I am excited to see how I can help carry out the charity’s mission of making a positive difference to the lives of disabled children and teenagers in Leeds.
At present, I am studying for an undergraduate degree in Business Management. I am currently working within the retail industry in logistics and I run my own consultancy firm. My experience within business and commercial settings means that I am able to think logically to problem solve.
I hope to bring my excellent communication, listening and teamwork skills to this important role and look forward to working closely with the LWCA team and the wider community.
I have recently moved to Leeds and I am thrilled to get involved with the LWCA. I am passionate about supporting my local community and I am highly motivated to enact positive change.
My favourite biscuit has to be the classic, Dark Chocolate Digestive.
Ellie Brown - Trustee
My name is Ellie Brown and I’m proud to be a trustee of Leeds Weekend Care Association since October 2021.
In my day job I am the Fundraising Manager at Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, another Leeds-based charity. I have worked in the charity sector for 14 years.
As a new trustee I am looking forward to putting my skills in fundraising and management to good use, and also to learning lots from the brilliant team at LWCA.
I love a custard cream biscuit- but I can’t stop at one!
Marianne Hewitt - Trustee
I’m Marianne Hewitt and I’m very pleased to have joined as a Trustee of Leeds Weekend Care Association in November 2021. I joined because I have experience of caring responsibilities from childhood, and I have a strong conviction that reliable and safe respite services, such as LWCA, are a crucial part of our society.
My career has involved academic and agency research and I now work in the public sector, supporting businesses with recruitment. I’m excited to use this knowledge and experience to support the aims of LWCA.
I can say my favourite biscuit would have to be a Jaffa Cake!
Hafsa Sharif - Trustee
Hi! I’m Hafsa Sharif and officially joined LWCA in May 2023. Currently, I’m studying for my accounting and finance degree, as well as being a volunteer trustee for this great charity who used to provide the weekend club for my older brother with a learning disability. I would love to bring all my expertise and understanding of vulnerable families into this organization as they have helped my family when we needed it. Most of my skills include team building, IT, Data entry, competency, and being able to positively communicate. I’m very excited to see LWCA grow further and look forward for the years to come!