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Helen Kay- Chief Executive

Hello everyone! My name is Helen and I am so excited to be your new Chief Executive. It was very sad to say goodbye to Liza but I know she will keep in touch. There are lots of things I am looking forward to in my new role. Meeting all of you is definitely top of the list. Until then, I thought you might like to hear a little bit about me

Rugby is my favourite sport and I play twice a week in a Mixed Ability Rugby Team. I'm married to Damien and we have two lovely children, Emily and Dylan. We also own a cheeky sausage dog called Hudson. He barks a lot, eats a lot and loves a tummy tickle!

Katy Dundas - Volunteer/Activities Co-ordinator

Katy is our Volunteer and Activities coordinator for the Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, and the Forest of Dean. She has just recently joined Building Circles and is thrilled to be part of what we do.

When not working for Building Circles Katy is a personal trainer which she thoroughly enjoys as she loves to help people feel good about themselves. Katy is an avid gym enthusiast herself having had a background diving on the British team for many year in her younger days.

When Katy is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and socialising with friends.

Louise Worgan - Training and Development Manager

Louise joined us in 2016 to project manage our Sexual Abuse Prevention Training programme. Since 2019, her role has been adapted as we now offer a wider variety of training. She loves working for Building Circles and making a difference to people's lives, her role also helps to teach people to keep themselves safe which is so important.

Louise has previously worked as a Trainer for a large export company and then as a school Finance Officer whilst her children were young.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, craft activities and running.

Jo Sutherst - Mentor/Lead Trainer

Jo started her role at Circles in July 2019. Previously a secondary school teacher, she jumped at the chance to join Building Circles to deliver training that can make a real difference to people's lives.

Outside of work, Jo is a professional photographer regularly exhibiting work. In September 2019, she embarked on her PhD in visual culture, considering the impact of online social media filters and algorithms on our identity and well-being.

               I can most definitely say that this is one of the                            most rewarding, fun and interesting volunteering                               opportunities in the area.  VOLUNTEER

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