Meet Our Board of Trustees
Our board have over 20 years of experience and bring expertise from the world of education, dance and the wider creative sector.
Brian Ward (Chair)
A retired teacher of Art and Design who helped to construct and deliver KS4 courses combining the Expressive and Creative Arts – Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Textiles and Writing.
Associated with Barefoot since 2000 helping to deliver large Arts events, serving as a director and now chairman.
Stewart is a retired teacher and joined the Barefoot board in 2019.
I joined the board after one visit to see the charity at work. My visit was an extremely enjoyable experience. The youth workers and volunteers were enthusiastic and encouraged the young people to engage in activities. I was amazed by the willingness of the vast majority to get involved in preparing and cooking a meal for everybody attending that session; even those who were not so keen to participate obviously felt at ease in a safe environment. It was somewhere to talk to
friends and to seek support if required.
Faye is currently a Careers and Employability Coach at Plymouth Marjon University and has been an active board member with Barefoot since 2005. Faye initially started working with Barefoot to engage student volunteers in local school community arts facilitation projects across the city including Plymouth’s Respect Festival and Barefoot’s annual Big Arts Day. Faye was made Secretary in 2017 and has continued to support Barefoot’s funded projects to providing inclusive activities with young people in disadvantaged communities.
ANDREW JOHN HIGGINSON
Information about Andy coming soon