Meet the trustees!


Chris Edwards

Chairman & Data Protection Officer

Chris Edwards has been Chairman of Derby Kids’ Camp Committee and a Trustee of the Charity since 2010. Having been a volunteer with DKC for over 25 years, Chris is also an active member during Summer Camp. He has a number of years experience as a Summer Camp Leader, but is now happy to sit back with a cuppa as Deputy and let some of the younger volunteers have a go!

With many years of management experience in the commercial sector at CIE-Group where he is Marketing Director, he delivers expertise in management, sales & marketing and brand awareness to the Charity. Chris is also an experienced Foster Carer for Derbyshire County Council and a very proud dad!

Cat Howourth joined DKC in 2010 as a Summer Camp volunteer and during that period has held various Committee roles in fundraising and Volunteer Rep. Alongside her committee role, Cat is also one of our Camp Leaders on Summer Camp.

Having honed her fundraising skills at DKC, Cat now works as a fundraiser in her day job. In her spare time, Cat is a keen dancer and choreographer and participates in a number of musical theatre productions.

Cat Howourth

Vice Chair

George Cliffe

Treasurer & Volunteer Organiser

Joining DKC on summer camp of 2013, George was given the job of equipment lead assistant where he was able to call on his experience as a scout leader to keep camp standing. George quickly became further involved with DKC equipment joining the committee in 2014 and taking joint lead of equipmemt in 2015.

In 2020 George stood down from Equipment Officer and took on the role of Treasurer and Volunteer Organiser.

In George’s time away from the DKC spreadsheets he is an engineer at Rolls Royce and enjoys walking camping and making things in his home workshop!

Leane has been on committee as a Volunteer Organiser since September 2015, before moving to take on the role of Camp Organiser in 2020. Leane brings her fantastic organisational skills to the role, which involves booking everything that’s needed for camp to run smoothly – from coaches to day trips, food deliveries and on-site activities!

Leane’s day job is working as a Primary School teacher in Derby.

Leane Bailey

Camp Organiser

Patrick Rix

Equipment Officer

Pat has been a Summer Camp Volunteer since 2009. More recently he has taken on additional roles as Deputy Camp Leader and Equipment Officer, before stepping in to the Camp Organiser role in September 2018.

Pat’s day job is working as a microbiologist for a manufacturer, and he uses the knowledge from this job to advise the DKC committee on equipment related issues.

Rachel joined Derby Kids’ Camp as a summer camp volunteer in 2019 and quickly became hooked – joining committee in the following months as fundraising officer.

Rachel is studying Event Management at university and brings her valuable skills and knowledge from her degree to the fundraising team. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys walks and bike rides in the countryside, playing hockey and exploring the sea on her paddleboard.

Rachel Spanner

Fundraising Officer

Hannah Wade

Publicity Officer

Hannah joined Derby Kids’ Camp as a Summer Camp volunteer in 2012 and quickly joined her brother George as an enthusiastic member of the Fundraising Team the following year.
Hannah has been a key contributor to the charity’s recent online marketing activities and has stepped into the role of Publicity Officer to encourage further online activity.

Hannah runs a digital marketing agency in Nottingham.

Joel has been a Summer Camp volunteer for over 10 years, before joining committee in September 2017 as the Member’s Rep. Joel’s role involves supporting volunteers with any queries or issues both during summer camp and throughout the year.

Joel is also a Solicitor and works for a national law firm in their Derby office, specialising in commercial contracts and intellectual property.

Joel Murphie

Members Rep

Lisa Murphy

Safeguarding Officer

Lisa has been a Summer Camp volunteer since 2006, alongside her husband and two of her children. In September 2017, Lisa joined committee to take on the role of Safeguarding Officer, where she is responsible for ensuring our safeguarding procedures and policies stay up-tp-date and advising the committee and volunteers on child protection.

Lisa has been working for Derbyshire County Council’s Children’s Services since 2010 and brings her experience from this into her role at Derby Kids’ Camp.

Paul McCann

Health and Safety Officer