Meet the Team
Lady Margaret Tebbit
Lady Elizabeth Anson
Lady Lavinia Nourse
Roger Jefcoate CBE DL
A Message From Jane Asher
“I have worked with Mobility Trust for many years and been honoured to support their important work. I have myself experienced at close hand the unhappiness of people with severe disabilities who have been unable to access the help they need in getting mobile and I have seen the sheer delight that a new wheelchair or scooter can bring.
The new technology is available to give help to all those who appeal to us – it is so frustrating to be held back by the limitation of our funds. Anything you can afford to give is desperately needed and will go towards helping a child or adult achieve new independence and dignity.”
Chairman – Mr Thomas Loyd
Thomas is the Chairman of our Board of Trustees. He has been a Trustee of many different charitable organisations and was appointed a Governor of the Wantage Townlands, a local housing trust, in October 1996 (retired 2013).
He served for several years as a Trustee of the King Alfred’s School Educational Trust and was also on the Council of Partners of the North Wessex Downs AONB. He was also The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 2007/8.
As well as being our Chairman, Thomas has recently been appointed President of the Oxfordshire Branch of the CLA. He is also currently a Trustee of the Wantage Nursing Home Charitable Trust, Secretary to the Ardington with Lockinge Parochial Church Council, Churchwarden at Lockinge Church and is a Trustee of the Village Housing Charitable Trust in Ardington and Lockinge.
Mrs Anne Munn
Anne was Chief Executive of Mobility Trust for 20 years from 1996 until her retirement in 2016.
She originally worked in the fashion industry and was a senior degree lecturer in fashion design. While her children were at school, she was a part-time lecturer in art at both comprehensive and private schools.
Anne has worked within the voluntary sector for 40 years including as regional fundraiser and large events organiser with Action Research for 10 years. She edited their quarterly newspaper as well as other publications and was responsible for celebrity sports fundraising events around the country.
She also worked in events and publicity for the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust for three years.
Mrs Angi Simpson
After spending 12 years as a training officer in the Civil Service, Angi moved into the computer world where she mainly worked as a technical analyst and later as an applications analyst. She worked on the Customer Information system for the Thames Water Project and as an Estimating Consultant with Xansa as part of the Estimating Consultancy Group.
Following retirement, Angi worked at Mobility Trust as a part-time administrator before becoming a Trustee in 2012.
Mr Gregg Burgess-Salisbury
Gregg has worked in a number of different management roles, predominantly in the IT sector both in the UK and abroad. He has also been a Project Manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Gregg remains involved as a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind as well as the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre. He also volunteers with local charity, “ABC to Read” that assists disaffected and/or under-privileged young people in Berkshire to improve their confidence, comprehension, communication and reading skills.
During the peak Christmas period, Gregg delivers logistical and organisational support to homeless charity, “Crisis”.
Mr Larry Burgess
Larry’s previous roles before retirement include more than nine years as the manager of a local NHS wheelchair service (St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead). Larry qualified initially as a hydraulics engineer, later moving into the aeronautical engineering sector, working for an international defence contractor in France and the UK.
Voluntary work includes safe operation of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Berkshire MS Therapy Centre in reading one day each week, as well as fundraising and street collections for the centre. Larry joined Mobility Trust’s board of Trustees in 2015.
At The Coal Face
Denise Valentine – Chief Executive
Denise joined Mobility Trust as Chief Executive in May 2016. Previously an Occupational Therapist practicing in the NHS, she has many years’ experience working with Wheelchair Services both in West Berkshire and Central London. She has worked in many different areas during her career as an OT including elderly care, renal, stroke services, neuro rehabilitation and community early supported discharge services for stroke patients.
Denise is passionate about promoting the independence of disabled people through the provision of mobility aids. As NHS supply of powered mobility equipment decreases year on year, she is delighted to be able to help those who have been unable get the assistance they so desperately need elsewhere.
Jayne Jupp – Fundraiser
Jayne began her career working with a film processing company as a business administrator. During a long and fruitful spell with them, she learned a great deal about what it takes to run a thriving business.
After a short interlude working as chief cashier in a well-known cabaret club in Windsor, Jayne went on to run her own very successful Parcel Delivery business for some 13 years, serving clients throughout the UK and abroad.
Eventually, seeking a different and slightly less stressful direction, Jayne joined Mobility Trust in 2006 and has been invaluable in generating not only funds for individuals but also core and restricted funding, which has helped the charity to grow significantly during that time.
Jayne has always been very involved in her local community, serving on the local primary school PTA for a number of years as well as being the organiser of the renowned “Pangbourne Scarecrow Trail.”
Tina Cannings – Office Manager
Tina began her career as an executive PA in the IT industry, initially working for Palm Computing during the development and launch phase of the pioneering PalmPilot Personal Digital Assistant. Following a period with Microsoft, Tina chose to change direction by moving into Human Resources and Office Management. Over a ten-year period, she worked for Edwards Life Sciences, a company specialising in artificial heart valves, and for Clinical Professionals, a recruitment firm operating in the pharmaceutical sector.
Tina joined Mobility Trust in 2015 and has brought her invaluable experience of the corporate sector to the management and day-to-day operations of our small but vitally important charity.
Addie Van der Kooy – Case Co-ordinator
Hailing originally from The Netherlands, Addie began his working life as a journalist.
On moving to the UK in 1984, Addie initially taught Dutch for a time, both freelance and in colleges, before becoming a business systems analyst within the telecommunications sector.
Addie joined Mobility Trust in 2004 and has become an extremely experienced and effective case co-ordinator during that time