Donna is the manager of our Newquay Charity Shop. Previously wit St Peter's Hospice in Bristol, and having also worked as a training manager, she joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in August 2014. She is currently enjoying a bit of maternity leave, which is great because we all get regular visits and cuddles (from her baby!).
Steph is the newest member of Cornwall Air Ambulance’s fundraising team, having joined in October 2016. Steph recently returned to Cornwall after 10 years away studying at university, and working and volunteering for several charities, including charities operating in conservation, seafarer welfare, animal welfare, the arts and Girlguiding. With a background in community and corporate fundraising, Steph was excited to come home and put her experiences to good use in a Cornish charity which supports the people of the region. Outside of work Steph enjoys visiting the theatre, walking the Cornish coast and looking after her two rescue cats.
Ben is one of the newest members of the team and his role is to provide a service to Cornwall Air Ambulance customers by collecting and delivering donations. His background is in theatre as he spent eight months working at the Minack Theatre and has also been involved in shows that took him across England and Europe. Ben and his wife moved back to Cornwall to start a family and while he is still interested in the theatre his most important pastime is time spent with his family.
After leaving school Lynnette trained as a pastry chef for three years, doing part of her training in Bavaria Germany. Once qualified she travelled to Greece to work for an English and Greek restaurant. The following season she went to work in the Channel Islands on a small island called Herm, three miles off the coast of Guernsey. She had a contract for six months and took just a rucksack but came back 16 and a half later with a husband and two children. While Lynnette was there she was a pastry chef on and off between having children and she also helped to run the island's three gift shops. She now runs a small cake business alongside her job running the Cornwall Air Ambulance shop in Wadebridge. The cause is particularly close to Lynnette's heart as her son was airlifted in 2015.
Ed worked in the motor industry for the majority of his working life before relocating to Cornwall. Initially he worked on a fishing boat before then joining a large energy company. Deciding he wanted more job satisfaction he applied to become a driver for Cornwall Air Ambulance on the furniture van and was began in 2012. Ed hasn’t looked back since. He moved into a warehouse supervisor role and is now St Austell superstore manager. Being a biker, surfer and having three children he has a real attachment and admiration for the service that the air ambulance provides in saving lives and that is what drives him to give my all to the charity.
Julia has been working in retail for more than 20 years and changed to charity shops in 2013. She loves the variety that working in a charity shop gives her as she never knows what’s going to come through the door from one day to the next. As an avid charity shop shopper Julia loves a bargain and can’t wait to get new stock out for our customer so they can get one too.
She spends her free time running her two teenage boy around to various club and events. Julia is a keen reader and doesn’t go anywhere without a book in her bag. She also has two dogs that are a constant source of amusement as they both have very naughty characters.
Corinna works alongside the manager at the Camborne store, providing support and creating a fun and exciting environment for both volunteers and our loyal customers. She has five years’ experience in customer service and a year and a half’s experience as an assistant manager for a parcel company. Corinna is passionate about making a difference within the local and wider community and is planning for future hands-on work with charities globally. In the mean time she enjoys physical activities such as running and Bokwa to keep fit and healthy.