Since Mandy left school she has worked in retail, both in the food and clothing sectors. When she went back to work after having children she worked at the Asda store in Bodmin, progressing to supervisor in the ‘George’ department, then enrolling onto the management programme. After a while Mandy wanted a new challenge so she became a shop manager to two shops of another Cornish charity. After two years she was promoted to Deputy Retail Groups Manager for its 27 shops. She joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2016.
Mark joined Cornwall Air Ambulance as a van driver in May 2019 covering the Camborne area. He previously worked as a driver for B & Q. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, karate and spending time with his Norwegian family.
Mick joined the ambulance service in Cornwall (SWAST) in June 2002 after serving 11 years with the London Ambulance Service.
He has been working on the Cornwall Air Ambulance since May 2006 as a full time member of the team of six.
Although she is not Cornish, Paula spent her childhood in the county in the St Austell and Roseland area, and later came back to Cornwall in 1998 to live and work.
Paula joined the charity in May 2008 having previously worked in businesses as diverse as building surveying, accountancy, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. Her career background is founded in people, project and finance management, delivered through charitable organisations, NGO’s and European funded projects. Her work in leadership has included overseeing extensive change and organisation development at the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, where she works closely with the Board of Trustees on strategic leadership and development, and managing the senior leadership team.
Paula maintains strong connections with the fundraising community and, together with other members of the fundraising team, she regularly delivers talks about the work of Cornwall Air Ambulance to its supporters.
She is a member of the Institute of Directors, Institute of Fundraising, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
For the past three years Paula has been a Director of the national trade body for the air ambulance sector, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Air Ambulances.
In spare time she likes to travel, preferably on a cruise ship, and create her own knitted garments. Walking and cycling are two of her favourite activities as well as visiting National Trust properties. Paula is also a Rotarian, and is the Youth lead for Rotary District 1175 Devon and Cornwall. She has one daughter who lives and works in London, and a Siamese cat at home in Bodmin.
Pete joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in July as a trainee Critical Care Paramedic. He comes from Northampton, and moved to Cornwall with his parents 26 years ago. He has previously worked as a Retained Firefighter for 15 years, and a Paramedic for the Ambulance Service based in Newquay. He then became a Practice Placement Educator for the Trust. With an interest in anatomy and physiology, Pete is looking forward to developing his skills in trauma patients as he becomes a Critical Care Paramedic.
In his spare time he has set himself the challenge of walking all the coastal paths in Cornwall with his girlfriend and their dog. He also enjoys running and cycling.
Robert joined the charity in 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant who worked for Francis Clark in Truro for more than thirty years and continues to consult for the firm. Robert is a Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee of Truro School among other charitable commitments.
Sarah has lived in Cornwall for 10 years, exploring the Cornish coastline and countryside with her fiancé and two dogs. She is making the most of her passion for photography and love of wildlife with the beautiful views and breath-taking setting that the county has to offer.
Sarah has spent the last 8 years working in hospitality and event management, planning dream weddings, professional conferences and Christmas parties. After seeing the role to join the Cornwall Air Ambulance team to plan events and sign up new recruits to the exciting challenges, she knew this was the perfect opportunity to be a part of a worthy cause whilst doing what she loves and supporting those who want to raise vital funds for the charity.