Chair and Trustee
Gloria Heywood is the Chairman of the Fusion Committee. She got involved with the charity as she wants to help support the children who attend Fusion and ensure they continue to enjoy the youth projects we provide. When Gloria was a youngster she was fortunate enough to have a youth club close to her home and attended the club every Tuesday evening. She has fond memories of the youth club and learned to play Table tennis, Darts, Dodgeball and talked and laughed a lot with her friends. Her enjoyment from her experience of attending a youth club herself has made her want to encourage as many young people as possible to attend Fusion so that they are able to have fun, feel safe and learn new things. Gloria hopes that the young people attending our youth projects will able to look back at Fusion in the same way she looks back on her experiences at her youth club.
Sally Mackenzie is a Trustee. She has been involved with Fusion for over 10 years and has seen it grow from a summer project run by the County Council to become a registered charity. One of her favourite times at Fusion is the annual trip we provide to Hunstanton with three coaches full of young people and staff.
Rebecca Britton is the Head of Communities and Partnerships for Urban & Civic, working on the regeneration of a former airfield at Huntingdon to create Alconbury Weald: a development of 5000 homes and an Enterprise Zone creating over 8000 jobs.
She has been involved in supporting Fusion since 2011, with Urban & Civic providing funding as part of their commitment to the wider area and improving the opportunities of local young people. Rebecca has a background in marketing, media handling, stakeholder engagement and corporate development within many different projects, including Regional and National Government. Rebecca leads the engagement of local business partners and communities in the development of Alconbury Weald. She heads up the ambitions jobs and skills agenda for the development and is able to bring these personal skills to the Fusion Board alongside the full corporate support and expertise of Urban & Civic; their wider contractors and their consultant team.
Sue Craven has worked with young people for several years, especially with those who have special needs. She represents All Saints Church, Hartford, who are very interested in the youth work that happens in Huntingdon and the surrounding areas.
Vice Chair and Trustee
Andrew Skea is a passionate believer in the value of Youth Work and the difference it can make to the lives of children and young people. He works at NSPCC, and enjoys all things sports related particularly Football and Triathlon. He also has two young daughters who keep him on his toes!
Treasurer and Trustee
Mike Shellens is a local councilor and has acted as Treasurer on the Fusion committee for several years. He believes that Fusion is an excellent way of allowing young people from a large variety of backgrounds to develop life skills in a safe environment. Mike volunteered for two years in North Africa and supports Plymouth Argyle.
Beth Watson is the Fusion committee Secretary. Beth is a part-time administrator, part-time cafe employee, part-time Fusion Secretary, and full-time mum of two!