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. 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.

Treasurer – Julie Pawley

Having been a member of E4M and occasional volunteer over the past few years, I am pleased to be the new honorary treasurer and will do my best for the charity! I live in Poundstock with my husband, Steve, 3 Pygmy goats and a cat. I enjoy music and play a few instruments (not very well!)  and am part of All@C, Bude’s ukelele band. I am retired now, but have had plenty of experience of dealing with accounts over the years.

Zinnia Symonds – Trustee

I have always had a great enthusiasm for Exercising for Mobility and have been committed to the Charity right from the start. I am also involved with Poughill Church and its CAMEO (Come And Meet Everyone) Club. I also bring my husband Tim, to help at many of E4M’s social events.