The work we do at Avalon is about making a difference to the parents, guardians, grandparents and siblings we serve.
Pamela is the founder and chairperson for Avalon. Pam works with the Board of Trustees to set the strategic direction for the charity Pam was inspired to establish the charity following her daughters autism diagnosis 2015. Pamela an experienced Business Owner and has worked across the private, public and third sector.
Why Avalon; "Pam’s passion and drive comes from personal experience as a mum caring for her autistic daughter. Pam felt that more could be done to support families before, during and after an autism diagnosis. And by improving the lives of families caring for autistic children, we can improve the lives of children with autism.
Sarah is our very brilliant Project Coordinator. Sarah has over 20 years experiences in administration, organising community events and leading on all our marketing and social media campaigns.
Why Avalon; Sarah joined Avalon as she has a passion coordinating support for families caring for autistic children. Sarah has personal experience of this as her son is neurodivergent, and she is passionate about providing similar support to families.
Gerry is the Treasurer for our Board of Trustees. Gerry has over 40 years ‘as a Business Owner, Director and Non-Executive Chair across all major sectors worldwide. Gerry is has brought all of this experience to the charity to help support our growth plans.
Why Avalon; Gerry is passionate about supporting others with autism and believes that Avalon can play a key role in structuring this process for parents and families caring for autistic children.”
Kenny is on our Board of Trustees. Kenny has over 40 years’ experience ‘as a Managing Director and Business Owner within Wealth Management. Kenny also takes part in extreme sporting events to raise funds for the charity including several attempts at swimming the English channel. Kenny is now a speaker at events sharing his experiences with others.
Why Avalon; Kenny is passionate about supporting Avalon as he strongly believes in the potential of each person. Avalon can play a positive part of supporting families so that each child reaches their potential.
Joanne is the Secretary on our Board of Trustees. Joanne has over 30 years’ experience in business working at Senior Level within Financial Services sector. Joanne has led large operational teams to achieve the highest standards in customer service, compliance, and service delivery. Joanne has brought all this experience to support the charity with our plans for future growth.
Why avalon; Joanne is passionate about supporting families caring for autistic children due to her own experiences.
William is our Operations Manager for Avalon. He works closely with our families to manage the service, arrange suitable events and interventions aligned to their needs. William has over 20 years’ Management experience within the charitable sector, private sector, and public sector.
Why Avalon; Williams personal experience as a dad, caring for an autistic child has been difficult. He wanted to support the charity to help bridge this gap for other families and to give back to the autism community.
Emma is our project administrator. Emma has over 10 years’ experience in Administration, planning, co-ordinating events and managing social media and email marketing campaigns. Emma joined Avalon as the charity helped her family during the journey of an autism diagnosis for her own son.
Why avalon; Emma feels passionate about supporting the charity through their next phase of growth and helping other families who care for children with a disability.
"My passion and drive comes from personal experience as a mother. I felt that more could be done to improve the lives of families before, during and after an autism diagnosis. And by improving the lives of families caring for autistic children, we can improve the lives of autistic children".
We aim to offer personalised and innovative programmes to improve the emotional resilience and general wellbeing of parents, guardians, grandmothers, sibling and families supporting a child with autism.