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Trustees

TRUSTEES are responsible for ensuring that -

  • Your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.

  • It complies with your charity’s governing document and the law.

  • They act in your charity’s best interests.

  • Manage your charity’s resources responsibly.

  • That they act with reasonable care and skill.

  • They ensure your charity is transparent and accountable.

Chairman

Chris Holley OBE

Former Lord Mayor of Swansea and leader of Swansea Council from 2004 - 2012, Chris has been a Trustee at the FOYD for many years and replaced David Firkin as Chairman in 2014.

Chris was born in Landore and educated at St. Josephs and Bishop Vaughan schools.

He is a councillor on Swansea City Council and has represented Cwmbwrla ward since 1985.

Chris is also a keen Swans and Ospreys supporter.

Secretary

Malcolm Connor

Malcolm has been a member of FOYD since 2013 and was responsible the computer facilities and our website before taking on the role of Secretary in 2015.

Before taking early retirement, Malcolm was involved in BT's data communications in South Wales. Since then he has worked on various web services including the NHS and several organisations in South Wales.

He has always taken an interest in the community and used to write the Landore and Dyfatty column in the local newspaper. Hobbies include folk music, watercolour painting and amateur radio (GW0SWJ).

Malcolm says of FOYD “I pass the centre on almost a daily basis and never realised the fantastic facilities available on our doorstep.

Treasurer

Cory Rees

Cory is a young carer who joined the charity as a volunteer and to take on the role as treasurer in 2015. He lives in the area and is a product of Bishop Vaughan School.

He is a keen football supporter and also enjoys on-line gaming.

Cory brings a youthful presence to the board and is well versed in social media and computers.

IT Manger

Owen Roberts

Owen joined Foyd in 2014 and has been active with the Cymuned Group and has been helping out in the computer room.

He studied in mechanical engineering at Swansea University and now specialises in computer technology and was elected as a Trustee and IT Manger in 2015.

Assistant Secretary and Archivist

Jane Reynolds

Jane has a background in conference and events organising. She worked for the International Water Supply Association which held seminars and conferences all over the world on the subject of providing good quality drinking water to diverse populations. Jane also worked as special events organiser for the Royal Television Society, delivering two award ceremonies a year, as well as memorial lectures at the Royal Institution.

She then took time out to have a family, restore two houses in France and do a yoga teacher training diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. Yoga continues to be her passion; she teaches two classes a week in Swansea and has been continuing to broaden her training under the guidance of the Special Yoga Foundation. Special Yoga is devoted to providing yoga for children and adults with special needs and also to training yoga teachers to become Special Yoga practitioners.

Jane has two daughters, one of whom lives with her here in Swansea, together with a very large dog, two cats and a tortoise. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking and painting.

Safety Officer

Hillary Hammett


Enviromental Health and Kitchen Manager

Ken Davies

Ken is another member of the Cymuned Group, and has kindly taken over the running of the kitchens in Foyd as he has a catering background.


Since taking over he has taken the main commercial kitchen which was neglected and it now has a Hygiene Rating of 5! Congratulations to him.



Volunteers

Apart from the trustees the Band that keeps Foyd Running is its band of hardly working Volunteers.

Transport Manager

Steve 'Mario' Berry

Transport Volunteer

Thomas Hammett











Art Room Volunteers

Art Room

Susan Morgan

Art Room


Cristine Messer

Art Room


Georgina Cooper

Art Room

Michael Cross