Meet Our Trustees

We are looking for enthusiastic  people to join our board of trustees.

We are looking for people with a range of expertise and a commitment to help  continue to provide essential support to our members and Mencap ‘family’. Our volunteers are essential to the successful running of our clubs.

Do you have the skills and experience to be a trustee? Can you be free one Monday a month?

To find out more about the role and application process please contact


Kath Dawson, Chairperson

“Being a Trustee and now Chairperson, is a responsibility and commitment that I relish because I can see the fantastic work that everyone involved does. Keynsham & District Mencap is a real community and I feel privileged to be involved and able to put smiles on the faces of members, help build their confidence and facilitate opportunities.

I’m a mum to my now very grown up son and step mum to two boys. I’ve lived in Keynsham and Brislington and I’ve been a regular volunteer with Mencap since the end of 2015. Early in 2018 I became a Trustee because I could see that my professional skills as a Digital Marketer could be leveraged to help support this charity that I have come to love with all my heart. 

I had no experience of learning disabilities before I became involved but as I quickly realised I had a lot to offer with my time. Its the most fulfilling and rewarding thing I’ve done. If you are reading this, consider getting involved yourself!”

Sandie Davis, Deputy Chairperson








Russ Pocock, Treasurer

“I brought up my family in Keynsham, and I retired from business as a director/senior manager in 2012, and in 2013 was talked into taking on the role of Treasurer at Keynsham Mencap. This was a step I have never regretted; working with great staff and fellow trustees.”





Charley Davis, Trustee

“I became a trustee as I believe it’s important for the younger members to be represented.  My son has been a member since he was 5 and he’s now 10 and club is a highlight of his week. However my son isn’t my only experience of disabilities, I have 3 siblings who are also members and have been for many years and I know what Keynsham Mencap means to them.

I hope that my experience of different disabilities ranging from very medically complex to challenging behaviour from both a parental and sibling point of view will be a helpful insight to the rest of the trustees and that I can gain knowledge and learn from those that have been in the role for years.”

Nick L, Trustee

“I’ve volunteered with Mencap since Amanda started in her role as fundraiser in 2015.

The community spirit, goodwill and sense of enjoyment and appreciation always bowled me over.

In 2021 I started volunteering at Tues night Football club and saw first hand the impact that we have as an organisation and decided to stand as Trustee to see how my professional background could help to ensure the continuation of the group, the services it provides and that sense of community it invokes.

I am enjoying finding out more about the other clubs and sessions that run whilst meeting more of our members and their families and hope to use this to drive what’s important.”

Niall T, Trustee


Andrew M, Trustee


Kristy T, Trustee



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