Trustee Management Committee

For information please find copies of the Charity accounts and trustee report for the period 1st April 16 - 31st March 17, as submitted to the Charity Commission. 

The Trustee Management committee is comprised of parents and people from the community.

Helen Baker – Chair Helen became involved with Forest Pulse over 10 years ago when her son began accessing our activities and she quickly became a trustee of the charity because she felt the services provided by Forest Pulse were very important to her family. She claims to have been press ganged by Pam (she can be very persuasive)! She says ‘I know the services are important to lots of families and I want to help ensure that the charity is around for a long time to come.Everyone has skills needed to help the charity in someway and we have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers but could always do with some more help particularly with fundraising so if anyone has any time to give that would be great.’

Sharon Shirley – Vice Chair Sharon has been a parent member of Forest Pulse for a number of years, and has been a trustee since 2011. Sharon and her family are involved in many things organised by Forest Pulse and she is always hand for invaluable advice and is very passionate about ensuring Forest Pulse provides quality activities that the young people enjoy.

Pam Reid – Secretary As well as her work on the Trustee Management committee Pam and her husband are planning some fundraising events.

Elaine Grumbaum – Treasurer Elaine heard about Forest Pulse through the local newspaper and luckily for us decided to bring her financial expertise to the committee as a trustee . In September 2015 Elaine took on the new and exciting role of treasurer.

Suzanne Rollinson– Trustee Suzanne has joined the management committee as an independent trustee. She has worked alongside Forest Pulse for many years, initially in her role as a TA at Heart of the Forest School, and more recently as a community nurse working with CLDT.

Linda Drew – Trustee Linda and her family have become involved with the charity fairly recently, and as two of her sons are activitly involved in our activities she decided she wanted to " give a little back". She has also joined our fundraising committee so is very busy working for Forest Pulse at the moment!

Rebecca Wellsted – Trustee Rebecca is a member of the committee although she has been involved with the charity for several years. Rebecca and her family have attended our fundraising events and have a taken part in many exciting challanges to raise funds for Forest Pulse

Mark Jones – Trustees Mark and Karena are a truely inspirational couple who do lots of fundraising not only for Forest Pulse but also other charities. They have been involved with Forest Pulse for about 8 years, through their son, who attends many of our activities. Mark is a freelance graphic designer, and Karena is a teaching assistant at Heart of Forest Special Community School.

Ian Campbell - Trustee Ian has now joined the committee and will be able to bring a wide range of skills to this role. Ian has been involved in the charity for a few years as his son attends some of our activities.

Bev Couzens - Trustee Bev has been involved in the charity for many years as her son, attends some of our activities and Bev has now decided to become one of our trustees. Bev will be able to bring a wide range of skills to this role.

Rebecca Cherry - Trustee Rebecca has now decided to become more involved in the chairty, by becoming a trustee since her daughter has joined us and takes part in some of our activities. Rebecca will be able to bring a variety of skills to this role.

Janet Phelps - Trustee Janet has had a community trustee career for many years and is able to bring many skills to this role as she has had the opportunity to work with disabled young people in so many different and varying settings. Janet was the very first family support worker for Forest of Dean Contact a Family, now known better as Forest Pulse.

If you want to join the Trustee Management Committee please contact Forest Pulse via our contact page>>