I am hugely honoured to be current chair and also a Trustee of this fantastic Bradford Charity which is fast approaching 130 years of providing treats for underprivileged children. As an active member of the Charity I try to bring my life skills to benefit the Club and the children it exists to assist whether as input into funding applications, or generally using my knowledge dealing with the situations life in the 21st Century throws at entities such as ours.
Raised on Holmwood in the sixties I am no stranger to the difficulties that still exist today for kids who have nowt as a result of either poor parenting, or any of the other numerous reasons why a kid is underprivileged.
I am lucky to not only had the support of different committees over the last thirty years, but that of Julie my wife who also now assists with the running of this fantastic charity.
I have been involved with various community oriented work over the last few years as well as acting as a school governor at various schools across Bradford District. I was born and bred in Bradford and would like to see as many of todays generation afforded the same opportunities that I had growing up. In my spare time I enjoy following the trials and tribulations of Yorkshire cricket as well as having a few ales of an evening.
I got involved with Cinderella Club because I believe we facilitate many great things offered to young people who would otherwise go without. I am proud of the charities past and hope to be a large part of its future as we have to adapt to stay relevant to today’s needs while staying true to the founding principles.
I am a qualified Management Accountant. I am from Hull but have lived in the Lidget Green area of Bradford for over 20 years. I studied Accountancy at Huddersfield University, whilst at University I continued my involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme completing my gold award at the end of my first year, my involvement continued for a number of years after moving to Bradford.
I have been involved with the Bradford Cinderella Club since 2003, I first became involved with the Cinderella club as I wanted to help support the youngsters of Bradford to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities that are on offer from school & other organisations, whatever their background or family circumstances.
It was back in 2005 when I was introduced to Bradford Cinderella Club and became active soon after. For the last ten years I have been the Applications Secretary and take control of all funding applications received which I then present at our monthly meeting for committee decisions.
I can be bit of a detective when assessing funding applications to ensure that the money agreed to fund projects is correctly allocated, I try had to ensure the money we have is used wisely and correctly for the benefit of underprivileged children in Bradford.
I took early retirement in Feb 17 after working in Primary School for 23 years. I have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.
I joined Cinderella Club in February 2017. Bradford Cinderella Club is a marvellous charity and I am very proud to be part of it. I have taken a lead roll within the charity to liaise with schools and other partners regarding Cards For Care.
I live with my wife and dog in Bradford. I am an English teacher in a Bradford secondary school. My passions are reading, walking in the wonderful Yorkshire countryside and watching Bradford Bulls.
I joined Bradford Cinderella Club to put smiles on children’s faces. As a teacher, I have seen first hand the difference a trip or treat can make to the most disadvantaged children, and working with Cinderella Club means that I can positively influence even more children’s minds.
I have been a community youth worker in Bradford for 10 years and in that time I’ve had the Honour of working alongside some amazing young people and broadening their horizons beyond Bradford and have seen the value of giving young people and children access to opportunities that are away from the norm that some of them have to call home!
I got involved with Bradford Cinderella Club knowing that when I was growing up the Cinderella Club helped me access residentials and experiences that I could of never dreamed of! Been involved now means I can be a bigger part of supporting children and young people in a discreet but life changing way! We may never see the benefit of helping the young people of Bradford but from my own personal difference I know at Cinderella club we make a difference!
I joined the Bradford Cinderella Club in 2011 soon after retiring from over 30 years of college teaching. I decided before I retired that I would spend some time in helping children’s charities as nothing gives me more pleasure than doing something to make children and young people happy. So it’s lovely to be able to do something practical locally.
I also take part in activities for Nation children’s charities.
Since joining Bradford Cinderella Club, apart from attending regular committee meetings, I’ve helped organise cookery courses for teenagers at the Ministry of Food. The courses were very successful and have led to one young man to pursue a career in catering.
I also helped during our 125 Annual Celebrations by organising a Murder Mystery evening and sponsorship from local amateur dramatic societies.