Youth Action Wiltshire Committee
Jane James is Managing Director of Home from Hospital Ltd, which is an established market leader in domiciliary care, and medico legal consulting. The company has offices both in London and Wiltshire.
Jane is currently chairperson of Youth Action Wiltshire's Fundraising Committee.
Jane and her family have lived in Chippenham for over 10 years, having previously lived in London. As a family they are totally committed to supporting both their local and wider community.
James has been a leading personality for YAW for ten years. He joined as a Director and Trustee in 2001 and became Chair in 2005. His passion and enthusiasm for the work has convinced many other people to support the charity financially andhelp as volunteers. Many of these people remain key to Youth Action Wiltshire's work today. As Chair, he led the charity for five years, steereing it through a merger with Community First in 2008. He is one of our leading fundraisers and thousands of young people and club leaders have benefitted from his fundraising efforts.
Piers runs a Calne based business which works predominantly with Councils around the UK to deliver amenity services to the local community. His previous experience has ranged from trading futures on the old futures exchange through to rare breed pig production.
He is a Community First and a Youth Action Wiltshire committee member, where he is now chair of the Community First's fundraising committee. He is now Chair of the Marketing and Fundraising Committee.
Simon is married with two grown up children, lives at Manton, Nr Marlborough. He qualified as a chartered surveyor and recently retired as a partner of Carter Jonas, heading up the Marlborough office. He was the Crown Estate's managing Agent for their Wiltshire Estates. Simon's a long standing member and supporter of Youth Action Wiltshire.
Mrs Sarah Troughton DL
(President of Community First)
I was previously President of Youth Action Wiltshire before it merged with Community First and it gave me great pleasure to see the 2 charities joining up and sharing skills and resources. I am a trustee on the Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon and chair the Swindon Grants committee which gives out funds to projects in the Borough of Swindon. I am involved in Chelsea Physic Garden in London which is a delightful small oasis of calm in a noisy city, and with 'physic' being the old name for the healing arts , the garden is full of medicinal and curative plants. For relaxation I enjoy painting, visits from my grandchildren and walking on the Downs and along the Ridgeway.
David is the longest standing former Trustee and Committee member and has seen the charity change and grow. With a background in accountancy, he now represents Youth Action Wiltshire on Community First's finance Committee, ensuring our work for young people is represented. Through his contacts and his own commitment he has helped to raise thousands of pounds for young peoples services and given up many hours to support the work that we do.
Ginnie Keen M B E. has been involved with Y A W for more than 10 years and is one of our principle fundraisers having raised thousands of pounds for YAW. She is passionate about YAW and all it does and has always been involved with 'the young', whether previously raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the NSPCC, and instructing and raising funds for Riding for the Disabled. She has been involved with the horse world, all her life, having competed herself, point to point and eventing, has been the District Commissioner to the Duke of Beaufort Hunt Pony Club for 10 years, followed by Chairman and Team Manager of the British Pony Eventing Team. With her husband, David she has lived for 35 years in Wiltshire, and has two grown up children and 5 grand children.
William has been involved for a number of years and as a practicing solicitor. He has brought invaluable legal expertise to support our work. He is a key supporter of our fundraising events and was recently instrumental in establishing our endowment fund with the Community Foundation.
Joss is a Partner at Smith & Williamson and leads up their national Private Client Tax Practice. He lives in Wiltshire and is married to Sophie who works for Wiltshire Young Carers service.