Jumbulance Team

Kathryn Salvesen MBE

Founder and Honorary Life President

Since it was established 2001, we at Jumbulance Trust believe that age, disability and illness should not be a barrier to having a holiday or a day out. The people we help have a range of life-limiting conditions such as heart disease, neurological disease, cancer, arthritis, birth defects and learning disabilities. It has been a privilege to serve for over 40 years and I am confident in the new team to steer Jumbulance, since my retirement in 2019. 

Caroline Southgate

 Chairperson

Caroline is a qualified physiotherapist with her own practice and is also founder and manager of Doris Jones Ltd, a company that specialises in the delivery of home care.  She is an independent inspector for the Care Quality Commission and is passionate about maintaining quality in the delivery of community based care. 

Caroline and her family travelled by Jumbulance to Lourdes in the early 1980s, two trips which she cites as the reason for being a physiotherapist and for joining as a trustee.

Caroline joined the Board in June 2022 and became Chair in May 2023.

 

Joe O’Dwyer

Trustee

Joe is a retired doctor.   He was Chief Medical Officer of Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage from 2020-2 with whom he has led Jumbulance groups to Lourdes. 

He was appointed to the Board in July 2020 and served as chairman from May 2021 – May 2023.

Eleanor Harris

Trustee

Eleanor is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a Director of Magic Words Therapy Ltd, a company with a social purpose to provide quality speech nd language therapy across the lifespan for people who find communication difficult.  She has 15 years experience in managing large teams, and overseeing the clinical, financial and operational aspects in an independent organisation.

 Eleanor joined the Board in September 2023. 

Neville de Moraes
Trustee

Neville is a retired businessman who has experience of managing both large and small companies. He joined the Board in June 2022.  He is also a charity mentor and a trustee of two other charities.

Tritania Chasiya

 Trustee

 Titania has a background in nursing and midwifery.  She has worked in diverse health care settings within the NHS and brings this knowledge and experience to developing high quality services and positive encounters for Jumbulance customers.

Tritania joined the Board in September 2023.

Glen Shuttleworth

 Trustee

Glen has been in bus and coach operations for nearly forty years endmost recently responsible for managing a local authority-owned minibus company providing home to school SEND transport, Dial-a-ride, and social care transport.  He is thrilled to be able to get involved with Jumbulance Trust.

Glen joined the Board in November 2023

Frankie Patterson

Trustee

Frankie is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a Director of Magic Words Therapy Ltd.  She brings experience of sales and marketing strategy to the Jumbulance Board as well as a passion for creating positive and inclusive organisational culture.

Frankie joined the Board in September 2023. 

Vacancy

Trustees

Jumbulance Trust currently has vacancies for trustees on its Board.  We are particularly interested in persons with lived experience of disability and persons with skills and experience in any of the following: Finance, Governance, Volunteering, Transport and Tourism industries, Marketing or Fundraising.  We recognise that persons without these particular skills can nevertheless contribute hugely as trustees and welcome all inquiries.

Steve Phillips

 Transport Manager

As an NHS manager working in digital services, Steven brings experience of service development and organisational change to the role, as well as the insight of being a regular Relief Driver for Jumbulance Trust over the last 15 years.  He served as a Trustee from June 2022-May 2023 and has been Transport Manager since November 2022.

 

Senior Driver

We are indebted to our former senior drivers Brendan Kelly and to all our other drivers. Brendan has retired at the end of 2023 after serving Jumbulance for over 25 years.  Besides driving, Brendan set up and led the Jumbulance Ski Group and also took part in fundraising long-distance cycle rides. 

All our drivers are experienced, well trained key personnel.  In addition to their primary role of handling the Jumbulances they show consideration and empathy towards those travelling.  Continuous driver training takes place for our existing and potential new drivers.

Feedback on our drivers is always great and this is really important to not only ensure our customers have a enjoyable experience but that the groups, care homes, schools and so on come back again and again.    

Billie Parker

Senior Administrator

Billie has a background in office management and 8 years experience in the health and social care sector.  the opportunity to work for the Jumbulance Trust combines her organisational skills with her passion for creating meaningful experiences for all.

Billie is employed full-time and is looking forward to working with all our customers. 

Olivia Fairclough

Administrator

Olivia has a background in Office Administration.  She was involved in an accident that left her paralysed and joined the team in November 2023, after having been on a trip with Jumbulance to Lourdes in September.  She works part-time and is excited to put her experience, enthusiasm and determination into her role at the Trust.. 

Senior Driver

This post is currently vacant.