Providing leisure schemes for disabled children and young people

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Eryl Bray

Trustee – Chairperson of Trustees

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Trustee – Honorary Secretary

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Non Jenkins

Trustee – Chair of the DASHAWAY weekends Steering Group

Non, a retired librarian, lives near Aberystwyth. She became involved with DASH Ceredigion when her son, who has severe learning difficulties and autism, was very young. He is now an adult, but although her family no longer uses DASH Ceredigion services, Non is still an active supporter of the work of DASH Ceredigion. Non is the designated  responsible individual for the DASH Away Weekends scheme. She also represents the Ceredigion Forum for Parents and Carers on the County’s Learning Disability Partnership Board and is a Trustee of the All Wales Forum for Parents and Carers. She was also for some years officer of the local branch of the National Autistic Society.

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David Harries

David Harries


Now retired, worked formerly in Local Government in the field of Social Services.
Helped establish the original precursor to Dash.
Currently a Trustee of Age Cymru Ceredigion

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Kate Sidford

Trustee – Deputy Chair Person

A housing officer for many years with excellent people skills, Kate became a trustee of DASH to help give something back to the charity she describes as ‘having being a complete lifesaver’ over the years. She is particularly involved with fundraising efforts for DASH.

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Gill Harries

Trustee – Responsibility for Fundraising

Having worked for many years as a Social Worker in different teams, Gill went on to work on Disabled Children’s Team Ceredigion and retired after working for 20 years on that team. She was responsible for the Short Breaks Service supporting disabled children, young people and their families in the area. Gill wished to continue that support by joining the DASH trustees and is involved in fundraising for the charity.

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Derek Steven

Trustee – Honorary Treasurer

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Debbie Salmi


Deborah is a healthcare professional and lives in North Ceredigion with her family. Her nine-year-old son started attending DASH leisure schemes when he was four. As well as being a trustee Deborah is  on the fundraising committee and the leisure schemes committee.

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Ben Freeman

Staff – DASH Manager

Ben is manager of DASH. He has lived in Ceredigion most of his life and first worked for DASH in 2001 and 2002 as a Teen Scheme leader. Since then he has worked in various roles supporting children and families accross Ceredigion.

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Gail Young

Staff –  Schemes Co-ordinator

Gail is the schemes co-ordinator for DASH Ceredigion. If you have any queries about Playschemes, Activity Days, or any other events that DASH are organising, or you think should be organising, please feel free to contact her at the DASH Ceredigion office.

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Anne Edwards


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Barry Tattersall


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Pamela Marsden

Staff – Bungalow Coordinator

Pamela has lived in Ceredigion since 1987 working with adults with disabilities and their families in both England and Wales. For five years she ran the Uno project, funded under the Big lottery Bright New Futures programme which promoted independence among 100 young people with disabilities (14 – 25 year olds). The Bungalow project which follows on from this project offers short breaks to disabled young people aged 14-20 years old, also developing their independence. Please feel free to contact Pamela.

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Alison Bradley

Staff – DASH Away Weekends Co-ordinator

I began working with DASH 5 years ago as part of a collaboration with Ceredigion Youth Service and enjoyed it so much I have been working for DASH on and off in various capacities ever since. I now manage the DASHaway Weekends as part of a great staff team, delivering a respite service which aims to ensure that children and young people have fun socialising with friends new and old and doing activities, whilst parents and carers have a break.

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