Trustees/Management Committee

The trustees have oversight responsibility for the charity which means making sure it achieves the objectives in its governing document (see below). Trustee positions are unpaid.

We are always on the look out for dedicated people to come and join us. We think we’re a good team and everyone gets a kick out of helping some of the less well off in our community. Those with a disability are particularly welcome to apply but it is not a requirement. Why not contact us to find out more?

Officers & Trustees

Graham WalkerChairRoy GilmourVice-chair
Rod GibsonSecretaryRobin StroudTreasurer
Stephen DoeDep TreasurerMichelle EavesTrustee
Emily HookTrusteeNatasha HookTrustee
Debbie O’HaraTrustee

Register of interests

It is our policy to maintain an up to date Register of Interests. In recording all our other interests openly, any actual or potential conflicts of interest can be identified more easily by individual trustees and the Management Committee. In the interests of being entirely open and transparent on the matter publicly we publish the details below.

The register is reviewed and updated as necessary on an annual basis or as and when if individual trustees and/or the manager’s circumstances or that of their Connected Persons change in the interim.

Governing document & key policies

DAS is a registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) whose governing document is the standard Foundation Model recommended by the Charity Commission. Key policies last reviewed and updated in 2022 are:

  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Environmental
  • Equality, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Financial Reserves
  • Investments
  • Paying staff
  • Risk Register
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management