Cariad Medway-Smith (Acting Chair)
Since my teens I have volunteered in an assortment of roles: several animal rescue centres, fundraising for a music charity and now for Win on Waste. I am delighted to be a Trustee as I am a passionate (some would say obsessive) recycler – aiming for zero waste but my mantra is ‘better not perfect’.
Win on Waste collections are fantastic. As well as keeping an amazing range of materials out of landfill, these events bring people together. One of my favourite things is seeing children getting involved. They instinctively grasp the importance of everyone pulling together on environmental issues and are always keen to spread the word. The ripple effect is impressive.
I am a lawyer with a local firm of solicitors advising on Wills, Trusts & Probate and Charity Law. My firm is now part of the Win on Waste network and so are my children’s schools.
Barbara Hicks (Trustee)
My working career was secretarial. I have been a volunteer for many years in lots of different areas. Fundraising for Barnardos, helping with reading at Branksome Heath Middle School and a member of the Dorset Gardens Trust Committee Schools section giving grants to schools for gardening projects. I was a member of National Women’s Register for many years and was the joint National Organiser for a time. I am enthusiastic about Win on Waste which I have been involved with for over 5 years and am very much looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to the Board.
Harriet Sephton (Trustee)
I am positive about the environment and reducing my own impact through waste avoidance and recycling. I wanted to have the opportunity to encourage sustainability within my local community and had originally heard and attended the Win on Waste sessions at my local library.
The positive response to the Win on Waste sessions are clear to see, with people of all ages attending the sessions and the increasing volume of waste being diverted from landfill. As a trustee I have been able to assist in the organisation of the annual recycling awards which is an opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who support Win on Waste and are helping to drive forward change in our community. I am looking forward to the challenge of developing further campaigns and implementing schemes to reduce waste with the Board.
Over the last 20 years I have worked both in the public and private sectors as a health, safety and environmental professional and in my spare time volunteered for a number of charities, mainly the Royal British Legion raising both funds and awareness.
Monique Munroe (Trustee)
I have many years’ experience of volunteering and paid work in the voluntary sector in the UK and New Zealand.
I am currently a trustee with Community Action Network (formerly Bournemouth and Poole CVS) and Chair of our local neighbourhood watch. I also occasionally help out as a Culture Volunteer with BCP Council. I also run a website Only4Good which features the project No Presents Please, a booklet aimed at people not wishing for presents when it comes to birthdays and other celebrations, but who would prefer their ‘present’ money to go to a small local charity instead.
David Watson (Trustee)
I was very pleased to recently be invited to become of a Trustee of Win On Waste and be able to become more active in the community and to drive the necessary change forward. I am looking forward to applying my business analyst skills and experience suggesting new ideas but also to learn and apply.
My contact originally started as a result of running a small ‘Green Team’ group my company’s “Reuse and Recycle” Centre collecting many items to avoid landfill and to the benefit of numerous charities including Win on Waste, being responsible for the sometimes large quantity of items at my closest Win on Waste sessions!
I have been a passionate recycler for many years and have converted a number of other people over time to reduce their landfill impact. I have always been passionate about the environment, wildlife and animals and am very happy to see the understanding and enthusiasm growing around the globe to tackle our impact.
Stacey Woods (Business Manager)
I have volunteered for a range of community organisations over the years, so am excited to be able to unite my work life and volunteering life working for Win on Waste. As an enthusiastic donor at the Canford Heath and Creekmoor sessions, I know what a great job the charity does in reducing waste, but also allowing local people to feel like they are really making a difference in their communities.
My fundraising experience is mainly in events, so taking on this role at a time when we are dealing with Covid-19 is a real challenge that I am looking forward to tackling.
While Covid is the principal topic of conversation, it’s frustrating to see the environment take a back seat at a time when we should be increasingly concerned about our impact on our planet – I hope we can make Win on Waste a leading voice in the fightback!