Alan joined the team in November 2016 as a van driver. Day to day, he is in the van, driving around to meet people throughout Cornwall, collect furniture and deliver it to the store. Speaking to local people in their homes, he is often one of the first faces the public meets and can give information as well as an informal chat. He has lived in St Austell all his life, and has previously worked for a local removal firm for 13 years. Alan is a big music lover, and in his spare time enjoys local bands. He is also a member of the St Austell Band Club.
Originally from the Birmingham area, Jackie moved to Cornwall in 2015 and brought with her many years' experience of working as a personal assistant. Following a two-year period working in retail, Jackie seized the opportunity to join Cornwall Air Ambulance, a charity that holds a special place in her heart. Jackie loves Cornwall's strong sense of community spirit and in her spare time sings in a rock choir with gusto.
Kate joined the team as the PR, Marketing and Media Officer in April 2017. She comes from Hertfordshire and moved to Cornwall in 2013 to study for her Master’s degree in Professional Writing. She now lives in Penryn with her partner, who is a helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy. She has previously worked in marketing roles for Rodda’s and Estate Agents View It, Love It, Live It. In her spare time, Kate is usually writing and reading, exploring the stunning Cornish coastline, cooking for friends and trying new restaurants.
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.