During this period of upheaval, restriction and uncertainty, it’s a delight to welcome some new team members and trustees to help guide the CDSSG family through this most unprecedented of times!
It’s a very warm welcome to our new Chief Executive, Lawrence Caygill.
After graduating with a degree in Business Studies, Lawrence has developed extensive operational management experience working in both private and charitable organisations. Most recently he was responsible for the operational management and long-term financial sustainability of the mental health charity Mind in Salford.
Lawrence has developed many successful programmes that enfranchise communities and individuals to actively define and deliver support, rather than being passive users in a system. He strongly believes that all members of our society should have the opportunity to live the life they choose and is looking forward to building on Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group’s excellent provision to create opportunities that will empower people with Down’s Syndrome to meet their full potential.
Our new Trustee appointments
Secretary Trustee, Anne Lewis
Anne is a retired Personal Secretary for ONS and Employment Department within Runcorn. She currently volunteers for Halton Heritage Partnership and Norton Priory, and a founder member and Trustee of Runcorn Locks Restoration Society. Anne became a grandmother of Evan born on 17th December 2019 who has Down’s syndrome. Congratulations Anne on your gorgeous grandson! With a lifetime of experience in both employment and volunteer roles, Anne is going to be a great asset to our Board of Trustee’s.
Post-18 Parent Trustee, Sue Tranter
Sue is mum to four boys, the youngest of which Joe, has Down’s Syndrome. He is currently in his final year at Petty Pool College. Sue recently retired after working for many years in administration at a local primary school. Sue has been involved with the CDSSG since Joe was young and appreciates the support from the amazing community that is the CDSSG.
HR & Business Trustee, Katie Mattinson
Katie first started volunteering for CDSSG about 3-4 years ago, at first decorating Christmas baubles and presenting the school awareness assemblies, then moving on to helping with recruitment of some of the amazing people who keep the charity running. Katie has volunteered in many roles over the years, including Parish Council and school Governor positions, but her career background was focused on recruiting the right people to the right job and keeping them happily there! The passion of all the people involved in CDSSG is infectious and Katie is honoured to be a part of the team.