After sustaining a spinal injury in 2003, Jane was introduced to adaptive skiing and was instantly hooked.  In 2010 she represented Team GB at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. She now works as an adaptive ski instructor and adaptive waterski instructor.  She's also a keen wakeboarder, kayaker, kiter & handbiker.  

 

Jane believes passionately that sport can have a powerful positive impact following a life changing injury. Jane's sense of achievement these days comes from introducing other people with disabilities to these types of activities through Access Adventures, and hopes they will benefit in the same way she did.

JANE SOWERBY

CEO

 

CLARE WILLIAMS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Clare is a physiotherapist, specialising in spinal injury and amputation, currently working at a rehabilitation centre for injured military at Standford Hall (was Headley Court).  

 

Clare is an adaptive waterski instructor and adaptive yoga teacher. She believes that engaging with outdoor activities is important to attain a healthy body and mind.  

 

Clare is also crazy enough to have done the Ironman challenge. 3 times! In 2019 she also successfully completed an official English channel swim.

 

TIM FARR

FUNDRAISING MANAGER

Tim broke his back on a skiing trip in 2004 - just one year later and he was back on the slopes. Also a Paralympic racer on the British Disabled Ski Team for several years, he's now strictly a powder hound! A great waterskier, handcyclist, kiter and general adaptive adventurer.

 

Tim specialises in corporate fundraising in the charity sector.

MELISSA SWINKELS

TRUSTEE

Mel comes from a background in the charity sector and shares our belief in the power of adaptive sport. Despite damaging her spinal cord at C7 in 2001, she has gone on to prove what can still be achieved with a high level injury. 

 

Mel has been a strong supporter of the charity from the start and we're excited to work with her to continue driving things forward

STEPHANIE KAYE

TRUSTEE

Stephanie joined BDWWA initially as Membership Secretary and progressed on to become a Trustee in 2017.

With a background in Human Resouces Consultancy/Change Management, she has worked for several retail companies both here and in the USA.  She also spends time working as a Special Educational Needs Governor for a Multi Academy Trust and is an experienced Peer to Peer Counsellor.

A busy Mum with 3 boys (one with ASD) she came to a group day with her sons over 10 years ago and still enjoys all the challenges that being an active part of Access Adventures brings.

“I’ve always felt like I want to give something back to our amazing charity as a thank you for all the wonderful opportunities that they have brought to my family and for the smiles that they have put on so many other faces."

GORDON BLOOR

TRUSTEE

MARTA WRIGHT

TRUSTEE

DUNCAN WHITE

TRUSTEE

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We provide fun adaptive programmes, hoping to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by giving them access to sport and outdoor adventures

 

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