Our Trustees

Malvern Special Families charity is governed by a volunteer trustee board made up of dedicated individuals from the local community, with a variety of backgrounds and expertise.


Judy Gudgeon, Chairperson

Judy brings a wealth of expertise to the MSF Trustee board. She grew up with an older sister with learning difficulties so knows, at first hand, what a difference family support can make. Judy  visits the Clubs and Playschemes regularly, meeting the children, and their families and observing the quality provision first hand.


Margaret Buchanan, Vice Chairperson

Margaret cares for one of the young people attending our clubs. She has retired from teaching, but does a lot of work for local charities on a voluntary basis and is a school Governor.

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Chris Stephens, Treasurer

Chris Stephens has worked for 35 years in industry in commercial and non-commercial organisations. Over last 8 years he has worked in education and learning and in public finance Board roles with City & Guilds Group and CIPFA helping to commercialise these organisations in their evolution as social enterprises. 


Ceri Kay

Ceri worked as a Play worker for Malvern Special Families and is now a qualified teacher within a small unit for pupils with Special Educational Needs. She is proud of the quality of our provision, our dedicated staff, our close collaboration with families and our charity’s vision. 


Sally Rowe

Sally retired from working as a school nurse at the special schools in Worcester in 2013.  She is married with four children. Sally has been a trustee since 2010. 

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Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer has over 30 years experience working with children with learning disabilities as Head Teacher of Manor Park and Fort Royal Schools. He is also Grandfather to a child who attends our Club in Poolbrook.


John Aiton

John is a retired businessman who, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, spent his career in the construction and property industries. The reduction in his business commitments has allowed John to offer his time and experience to the third sector. He is also a Trustee of The Bumblebee Children’s Charity.

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Clive Fletcher

Clive is a Chartered Accountant who currently works for Worcester University.

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Damian Hayes

Damian Hayes is a businessman who owns an Insurance Brokerage within the local area.
His daughter attends the clubs on a regular basis, so is fully aware of the importance of how the clubs can assist and help with family life.