Emma Banks (Youth Worker)
Emma has been a professional youth worker for around 20 years. She has worked in urban and rural communities, delivering a wide range of open provision youth clubs, targeted work, working in schools and within the community. Most of her experience is in the Cumbria area, although she has also worked in Lancashire and Devon.
Terry Mcloughlin (Youth Worker)
Terry is new to the KEY project and is looking forward to working alongside Emma to develop new projects with the young people. Terry is from Liverpool and has an extensive background in youth and community work.
Rosie Brown (Administrator)
Rosie is new to the KEY team and is looking forward to helping the organisation run as smoothly as possible.
Gregory Tagney (Acting Chair and Safeguarding)
Greg is a retired civil engineer who lives in Storth. He joined the trustees in 2017. His previous experience with youth work is limited to coaching junior rugby players and fell runners, but he is also an active volunteer when needed at our youth club/café.
Linda Baverstock (Secretary)
Linda has lived and worked in Milnthorpe for over 40 years and is a member of St Thomas’ Church. She is also a trustee of Sight Advice South Lakes.
Derek Ridgway (Treasurer)
Derek started his working life training to be an accountant but gave it up and joined the Police Service. On retirement from the Police Service after 30yrs, he worked for the Probation Service for 11 years. On full retirement he moved to the local area.
Derek has been involved with charities all his adult life and is currently involved in the finance of four other charities and as chair of one other.
Hilary started as a Trustee at KEY in April 2023 after she had finished work in the NHS, where she worked for over 30 years, firstly as a radiographer and then as a manager. Hilary was born in Essex but has worked and lived in several parts of the country. She will be chairing the Operations Group as part of her Trustee role at KEY.
Judith was brought up in North London and attended the London School of Theology. Judith worked as a civil servant and in residential childcare before moving to Milnthorpe. During this time, Judith was involved in St Thomas’ church in Milnthorpe running Sunday school and youth clubs. Judith continued to work within social services and special education, and latterly training and working as a probation officer in Blackpool and Preston. Judith retired to Arnside, and returned to being an active member of St Thomas, and secretary to Milnthorpe PCC.
Ron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and trained to be a teacher at Durham University. He taught for nearly 40 years in a wide range of schools in the state and private sector. Most of his teaching experience was in a senior management role. Ron moved to the South Lakes in 1991 and was ordained in 2000.