Sandra Tidy, Base Manager

Sandra does a fantastic job as Base Manager. Sandra will be a very familiar face to many of you, through her great community work at Tesco, Beavers and Hook in Bloom.  Sandra has lots of wonderful ideas to make The Base even bigger and better in 2018!

Sue Trussler, Base Secretary and Administrator

Sue is an invaluable asset to The Base team, as Sandra’s wing woman!  Sue started helping at The Base as an ad hoc parent helper when her eldest daughter joined back in 2013. She loved it so much, she became a regular volunteer leader for the Monday night session.  Now, nearly five years in, Sue is our amazing Secretary and Administrator.

 Neil Evans, Chairman

Neil has been involved with The Base for many years, so brings oodles of experience and expertise to his vital role as Chairman.

Pru Gayton, Treasurer and PR/Advertising

Pru has been volunteering at The Base for a couple of years now and has been on the committee since 2017.  Pru is not only The Base Treasurer, she is also a copywriter by trade, so handles all of our PR and advertising, as well as keeping our website up-to-date.

Daniel Tidy, Teen Leader

Dan runs our Teen drop-in sessions on Tuesday – Friday afternoons and Friday evenings, engaging with young people at all levels.

Sho Macken, Parent Governor

“With a background in teaching, and some counselling, I’ve been given the opportunity to support and help The Base and its staff by providing a safe, nurturing environment where all our children can flourish. I love that this facility encourages an all-around development of everyone who attends, focusing on friendships, caring and kindness, community, environment, music, art, creativity and sport.  More than anything, I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best possible socialising experience for our children, to give them the best possible start and foundation for a happy and healthy life ahead.”

Jenny Wallace, Parent Governor & Teen Worker

“I’ve been volunteering at The Base since early 2016, originally to gain experience working with children of different ages.  I enjoyed the sessions so much, I have continued to help out on a regular basis.  I love that every week brings something different and the joy The Base brings to our young people is amazing to see!”

Since 2016, the team have been working extremely hard on many new and exciting ideas to engage young people, particularly the teen age range.  The increased numbers we are getting through the door each week for both our regular clubs, rotational courses and drop-in sessions, is fantastic.

We’re also very proud to have a fabulous team of regular volunteers, especially on Monday and Tuesday night sessions, both teenagers and parent helpers. We couldn’t do our job without you, so thank you all! 🙂