Trustees

Exercising for Mobility is extremely fortunate to have a strong, loyal, resourceful and dedicated Board of Trustees. They give their time and skills freely to the Charity, and are the backbone of the organisation. Without our Trustees E4M would not be able to provide this much-needed provision so successfully.

Janet McCulley – Chair

I am Janet McCulley, a mother, a grandmother and a retired Primary School Headteacher. Since January 2010 I have been Chair and Trustee of the Registered Charity, Exercising For Mobility. I have always thrived on meeting a challenge. Mac and I came to live in the remote town of Bude in 2009. I had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years earlier and when I found there were few facilities for those who were disabled, or had a long-term health condition, I applied for a Lottery Grant. I know that social exercise is important for everyone and this first Lottery Grant enabled a group of us to set up Exercising For Mobility. We started with a handful of people and with the help of two more Lottery Grants we now have 200 members, twenty volunteers and six people who are paid from the grant.

Joyce Bickerstaff – Vice Chair

I joined Exercising for Mobility as a Volunteer in January 2010. I participate in Exercise Sessions, providing members with support, encouragement and, if necessary, help. More recently I have taken on the role of Vice Chair of the Trustees for E4M, helping with Fund Raising Events and Social Activities for our members.

As a retired Occupational Therapist, I understand and appreciate the value this Fitness Charity provides. Not only do the exercises help maintain and improve mobility but E4M provides a valuable social network for its members. Not only do they chat to one another over refreshments, but they also enjoy outings together and join in with the social activities organised throughout the year.
Since retirement I have volunteered with a number of organisations including, Age UK, Victim Support, YHA, and Bude Toy Library. I continue to volunteer with Exercising for Mobility because it is a local Charity that provides a unique and valuable service for its community.

Marian Sedgwick – Honorary Treasurer/Trustee

I am the Honorary Treasurer/Trustee for Exercising for Mobility (E4M) since my appointment in April 2017. My role is to pay accounts/invoices, maintain accounting records, produce reports and present the Annual Accounts to members at the AGM.

I attend E4M’s Chair-Based Fitness sessions which aid my mobility and other medical conditions. I also enjoy the social functions E4M provides: tea dances, Christmas parties and outings. Our instructors and staff are caring and helpful and I really look forward to our sessions. I believe E4M to be unique in its approach to physical health and mental well-being.

I am retired now – I worked 22 years in Local Government, the last 16 as a Town Clerk. My work involved advising Cornish Councils on legal matters, ensuring that financial regulations were adhered to. I have a BA (Hons) in Local Government Policy. My interests are reading non-fiction, gardening, knitting/crochet, animal welfare and my Sprollie-dog, Minnie.

Zinnia Symonds

Zinnia has a great enthusiasm for Exercising for Mobility, she has a lovely sense of humour and is a brilliant story teller. Zinnia is very well known in the community and is involved with CAMEO and the Church. Zinnia also brings her husband Tim, to many of E4Ms events to help. Zinnia’s commitment and dedication is a great asset for  the organisation.