Meet The Team & Trustees

Meet The Team & Trustees

Our Staff: Left to Right: Debbie Richards, Karen Ruisi, Karon Edwards, Donna Newis, Olivia Ash, Jasmin Noble,  Cathy Truman.

Meet The Staff

Cathy Truman
Cathy Truman

Development Coordinator

Cathy is our Development Manager and has worked at CPP since 2011.  She says it is the best job with the best team, and you can find her doing anything our members enjoy, from joining in the sensory play sessions to dancing classes in London, Sailing around Bristol Docks on an accessible boat and tomahawk throwing. 

Karen Ruisi
Karen Ruisi

Fundraiser

Karen has worked with CPP since September 2021 and looks after all elements of fundraising.

Donna Newis
Donna Newis

Office Co-ordinator

Donna has worked with us since 2012 and has lived experience of CP, giving her excellent insight into the needs of our members.  

Olivia Ash
Olivia Ash

Activities Co-ordinator

Olivia supports the running of our Swimming Club, Friendship Club and Young Adults Club.

Debbie Richards
Debbie Richards

Activities Worker

Debbie originally started as a Travel Escort, supporting the Friendship Club.  Her role has developed and she now also runs online support sessions, provides admin support and also supports our events.

Karon Edwards
Karon Edwards

Activities Worker

Karon started as a travel escort but now works closely with Debbie providing our online support sessions, Friendship Club and supports the different events and activities we deliver.

Jasmine Noble
Jasmine Noble

Admin Assistant

Jasmine writes the weekly bulletin and newsletter. She also coordinates the Young Adults Club alongside Olivia.

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Our Staff: Left to Right: Ian Thomas, James Barrell, Natalie Willsher, Robyn Taylor, Sonia Fu Clarke.

Meet The Trustees

Frances Wright
Frances Wright

Chair

Frances has been our chair of Trustees for a number of years and is an asset to the team.

James Barrell
James Barrell

Treasurer

James has been Treasurer of CPP for over five years, and as a chartered accountant he brings skills that can contribute to the Charity’s ongoing and future success.

Sonia Fu Clarke
Sonia Fu Clarke

Secretary

Sonia has a background representing families with Cerebral Palsy through her work as a clinical negligence solicitor. She became aware of CPP when she moved to Bristol in 2018 and joined as a trustee.

Robyn Taylor
Robyn Taylor

Trustee

Robyn has been a trustee since 2021.  She wanted to get involved as she has Cerebral Palsy herself and feels passionately that everyone living with the condition has the right to live a full and happy life. She has a background in fundraising and grant management which is helpful to the team.

Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas

Trustee

Ian is involved in mainstream and disability sports as a sportsman, coach and spectator. He joined CPP as a member in 2015 and became a Trustee in 2018.

Natalie Willsher
Natalie Willsher

Trustee

Natalie joined as a Trustee in 2023 and is excited to bring her skills and experience to the team.

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