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 with  Scouting, Community Lunch Groups and Hook in Bloom,  to name a few.  Sandra is never short of wonderful (and sometimes crazy!) ideas and, with a strong team behind her, she makes them a reality. Watch out 2020, it’s going to be a very exciting year!

Sue Trussler, 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 sessions.  Now, nearly seven years on, Sue is our amazing Administrator.

Paul Tidy-Wells, Chairman 

We give a warm welcome to Paul, new to the role of Chair this year(2020) Paul has a military background and has worked with The Princes Trust. He brings with him a fountain of knowledge that both teens and colleagues can enjoy. We look forward to working with him.

Tori Page-Morris, Treasurer

We also give a warm welcome to Tori on the role as Treasurer this year. Tori supports the Base34 Team on Tuesday evenings and stepped up to support The Base behind the scenes more with this role. With her business out look we welcome her support.

Jo Aeschlimann, Adhoc Teen Volunteer

Jo is currently a pre school manager in Basingstoke for over three years now.   She has been volunteering at the Base for several years. As she likes to encourage the teens with their life skills, Jo supports the team on a adhoc basis and started the ” Come Dine with me ” theme on Friday nights with out teen chefs.

Dan Tidy, Teen Engagement Leader 

Dan runs our Teen drop-in sessions , Friday extended evenings bring the more chilled element to The Base. With being a young male & ex military, Dan brings a lot of extra skills to the centre.    He engages with the teens through his passion for sport and this is seen through his encouragement and enthusiasm during & outside the sessions.

Jenny Wallace, Secretary & Volunteer

Jenny has been volunteering at The Base since early 2016, originally to gain experience working with children of different ages.  Jenny enjoyed the sessions so much, she continues 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!”. She has now taken up the role as The Base Secretary since our AGM 2020.

Lucy Davis,  Volunteer

Lucy originally started volunteering at The Base to gain experience for her university course, but loved working with the children and the rest of the Base team so much, she stayed on!  Lucy is currently a student Social Worker at Solent University and is hoping to work with children and families when she qualifies.

Debra Davies, Base Governor

Debra joins us hot of the press from our 2020 AGM. She will be bringing community & business knowledge to the centre. Debra, will be a well known face as she was recently a Hook Parish Councillor. Welcome to the team Debra!

Claire Lambert, Base Governor

Claire will be well known by the community as our Young at Heart co-ordinator here at The Base. A fantastic job she does running the group for our teens &  older generation to come together and enjoy. Her input will be very welcomed!

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