Trustees & Patrons
Whilst the Chief Executive has overall day to day responsibility for the operational running of Over the Wall, our Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the charity is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of those for which it has been set up.
In common with most UK charities, our Trustees are drawn from all walks of life including parents of children who have experienced camp; volunteers; medical professionals; individuals with particular skills which can assist us; senior business people and others who share a common interest to help us deliver continuously improving outcomes and services to seriously ill children and their families.
Our Trustees are an integral part of Over the Wall’s whole team approach and the support and commitment each Trustee gives enables the charity to function and thrive.
Joe Cronly – Chairman
Dr Lara Lohr
Dr Vicki Edwards
Become a Trustee
Ever thought about becoming a Trustee or a non-Trustee Board Member? If you would like further information please contact Kevin to arrange an informal discussion about availability and suitability for the different roles described.
“I’ve been a Patron and avid supporter of this wonderful little UK children’s charity since an introduction by my late friend, the quiet philanthropist and iconic actor, Paul Newman, who helped found the charity.
In the years since, I have watched, often in wonder, how Over the Wall’s small team of staff and their fabulous volunteers, have consistently delivered the most wonderful, life-changing experiences to seriously ill children and their families, year after year, and always free-of-charge.” – Sir Kenneth Branagh
Patrons enable Over The Wall to make a sustainable difference to the lives of thousands of children, teenagers and families who urgently need our support.
James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador.
On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”.
Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment.
Ambassadors can get involved in a variety of ways, visiting camp and witnessing our programmes in action, taking part in fundraising events, supporting our campaigns and providing quotes and photos for us to use. View our social media channels to catch up on how James Ketchell has been helping us to raise vital funds for children, teenagers and families affected by serious illness.