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!

“My first experience of The Base was as an ad hoc parent helper when my eldest daughter joined back in 2013. I loved it so much that I became a regular volunteer leader for the Monday night session.  Now, nearly five years in, I’m the secretary and administrator. Since late 2016, the team have been working extremely hard on many new and exciting ideas to engage young people aged from 7 – 17, but particularly the teen age range.  The increased numbers we are getting through the door each week for both our regular clubs and shorter term ‘rotational’ courses such as Cookery, Babysitting and Teen Yoga, is fantastic.”

 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 for over a year. Her role is not only The Base Treasurer, but she is also a copywriter by trade, so handles all of our PR and advertising, as well as The Base website.

Paul Tidy-Wells, Teens Leader

We have been lucky enough to engage with Paul Tidy-Wells at our new Teen drop-in sessions on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons/evenings.  Paul has an abundance of experience working with teens through The Prince’s Trust, so we delighted to utilise the skills and experience he brings with him to more teen sessions.

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

“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 the children is amazing to see!”

We are 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! 🙂