Kathryn Salvesen MBE (Chairman)
Qualified as a Nurse at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1956 and became a member of the Nightingale Fellowship. After marrying and bringing up 4 boys she returned to private nursing for a short time before joining local GP’s surgeries as a Practice Nurse for several years. Her involvement with Jumbulances dates back to the mid 1970’s when she formed a local holiday group for the Across Trust, and was awarded an MBE in 1989. When that Trust ceased operations in 2000 she and a few others set up the Jumbulance Trust as an independent Charity to continue the provision of specialist transport for those who are disabled to experience the benefits and pleasures of travel on holidays throughout the UK and Europe.
Richard Burn (Vice Chairman) Richard originally hails from Alnwick, Northumberland, but now lives near Ampthill in Bedfordshire. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and worked in private practice throughout his career. Richard and his wife Gill ran their own Solicitor’s practice from their home in Hertfordshire for almost 25 years before both retiring in 2016. Richard has three grown-up children and one granddaughter. He is a very keen photographer with a Licentiate-ship from the Royal Photographic Society and, with his new found freedom in retirement, is keen to travel after being desk-bound for many years. Richard became a Trustee in early 2017 and is looking forward to volunteering on Jumbulance trips.
Qualified as an ENT Surgeon in 1968 and went on to work in Royal National ENT Hospital, Kings College Hospital and Epsom General Hospital until her retirement in 2007. She is divisional surgeon for St John Ambulance Brigade, Chairman and Co-founder of medical Aid for Poland Fund and a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London. Bozena joined the board of Trustees in 2004 having travelled 70 times with the Jumbulances since 1974 as a group organiser.
Richard joined the board of trustees in 2015 and has helped to organise several ski trips and young person’s holidays over the last few years. He has travelled with The Jumbulance around 25 times since 1988. Richard runs an IT Consultancy business and is married with 2 teenage children, and spends his spare time publicising and finding new opportunities for the Jumbulance Trust and recruiting volunteers.
Gillian Berry With over 20 years experience in marketing and communications, business planning and business development, Gill has worked in the food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. Following retirement in 2016, she helped the Jumbulance Trust during 2017 and became a trustee last October. ” I look forward to a strong future for the Jumbulance Trust and in contributing further further to our goal of helping more people have their trip of a lifetime.
Carys Jones Carys works as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Husband David and Carys are both keen skiers, volunteering their spare time as adapted skier instructors at various artificial slopes in the UK. Carys has travelled with the Jumbulance Ski Group and also on the Young Adult Respite Holiday. Carys brings additional medical expertise and experience and was welcomed to Board of Trustees in May 2018.
Melanie Smith – General Manager Nicola Offer – Secretary to the Trustees
Senior Driver – Brendan Kelly Senior Driver – John Shekelton
With thanks to our part-time drivers who offer their support to Brendan and John.