Meet our Trustees
Music In Our Bones Trustees meet four times a year to help ensure that the charity is being well managed, accounts are checked and development ideas explored.If you have any concerns about Music In Our Bones, please contact Ian Heywood our Chair who deals with complaints. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Heywood is a retired community musician, a profession which he pursued for 30 years, and the artist in a previous incarnation of Music in our Bones. He supports the current incarnation by being a trustee, and providing co-leader cover and support if and when needed. Ian also brings with him personal Family Carer understanding and experience.
Liz is a retired primary school head teacher with huge expertise in people and organisational management. Her understanding of policy development and support with the charity’s governance and committee management are skills she brings with her. Liz also cared for her mother in her later years and so has a real empathy for Family Carers.
Ian is a retired accountant with an understanding of, and interest in, the development and management of small community groups set up to meet local needs. Ian is currently stepping in as treasurer whilst we are looking for someone to fill the role permanently, having supported the charity since 2005.
Fran is an experienced singing leader and one of the founding members of Music in Our Bones. She has sung for many years in community singing groups including Singing for Fun and Shared Voices.
Judith manages Sue Ryder’s Dementia Together team and brings with her years of working as a group facilitator and 1-1 advocacy with Suffolk Family Carers. She has always loved music and singing and is excited to join the team as our newest recruit!
Pam is a retired teacher with experience in counselling, and an interest in the therapeutic use of the Arts and music. She has a concern for other people’s mental well being and great empathy for those managing a caring role
Oliver is a local farmer who has been very involved in a wide variety of local community initiatives of an ecological nature. He brings a life time of business experience with him. A keen singer himself, Oliver is passionate that singing can and does make a difference to people and that it should be encouraged and made accessible to all.
Allan is an artist with huge experience of working in the voluntary sector as a community development worker, group facilitator and 1-1 worker amongst others with Age UK, and currently with Inside Out and the Suffolk Wellbeing Service. He brings with him empathy for people facing many difficult circumstances and has a wealth of knowledge regarding volunteer management.
Adrian Stannard-Smith is a ‘medically-retired’ accounts person who did his training in the NHS, in St Clements Hospital. Adi was involved in variety of accounts and IT, for several private companies.
He had a Stroke in 2013, spent 5 months in hospital. He found that being disabled, didn’t stop him volunteering. Adrian started with the Stroke Assocaitionn. and became an Ambassador, then he joined ‘Songlines’ with Music In Our Bones, where music does so much for people with Aphasia’. He volunteers with ‘Music in our Bones’, SWAGS ( Suffolk’s working age group for stroke survivors )and Brecks Stroke Club and he plays keyboard.