Cheryl Crawford (Chair)
Cheryl has lived in Wells since 1997. She became a trustee of Wells United Charities upon her appointment as Headteacher at Alderman Peel High School in Wells. This was in 2001. After leaving Alderman Peel, to run her own business, she has been very happy to remain as a trustee believing that Wells United Charities makes a valuable contribution within Wells and that local people really benefit from what it has to offer. Since becoming Chair she has actively promoted fund raising in order to significantly add to the limited annual sums raised through land and investments held by the charity. This has enabled Wells United Charities to better support local people with worthwhile sums appropriate to our modern age.
Lt Col (Retd) Stephen Tuck (Vice Chair)
Lt Col (Retd) Stephen Tuck has lived in North Norfolk since 1996 and Wells-next-the-Sea since 2000. He spent 36 years in the Army (Grenadier Guards). He is active in local charities namely, Homes for Wells (Committee Member), Wells Street Party (Chairman) and Wells and District League of Friends (Chairman) and now Wells United Charities (Vice Chair). He has a great affection for Wells-next-the-Sea which is now home after a lifetime travelling the globe with the army.
Jean Terrington (Treasurer)
Jean has lived in North Norfolk since 1979 and Wells-next-the-Sea since 1983. She owned her own business providing book keeping and administrative services within a 20 mile radius of Wells and she now uses these skills to help many local charities, including 9 years as Treasurer of Wells Lifeboat. She has a wide range of fundraising experience and was very heavily involved in helping to raise £250k towards the new Wells Shannon Lifeboat. She has also been Secretary and Commodore of Wells Sailing Club, Treasurer and Chairman of Wells Town Tennis Club. Currently she is also a Trustee and Treasurer of Wells & District League of Friends and Treasurer of St. Nicholas Church - Wells Parochial Church Council.
Alastair Ogle (Website)
Alastair has worked in Norfolk as a Teacher since 1996 and has been the Principal of Alderman Peel High School since September 2010. During this time attainment has risen year on year and the number of pupils on roll has risen from 304 to over 500. He has been a trustee since October 2008 and is also a Trustee for Wells Sea Cadets.
Jean Davies (Fundraising Co0ordinator)
Jean has worked in education for almost forty years and now utilises all her skills to support our local community holding a variety of roles.
Since retirement she enjoys travelling. She is a volunteer at Wells Coastwatch and a volunteer sewer for the charity Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies. She is an active Trustee always looking to develop her creative ideas for fundraising.
Rodney Crafer (Local Links)
Born on the family farm in Wells, which he took up the tenancy for in the 1970s, Rodney has supported the community in a multitude of different ways. He was a keen sailor and was elected at one point as Wells Sailing Club Commodore. Rodney has been Vice-Chair of Wells Town Council.
Linda Pattrick (Publicty)
Linda has lived in Wells since 1993, but has had a strong association with it all her life, due to family connections. She is an artist, working from her studio in Church Street. You have probably come across her work which is inspired by the local landscape and sometimes includes her two labradors. Using her art, Linda has held art classes at Heritage House and collaborated with both the primary and Alderman Peel schools in various projects. She was also a board member of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn for two years, which gave her a real insight into the health needs of our community. Linda has been on the board of the League of Friends for 4 years, and has now become a trustee of the WUC. She feels this is a great opportunity to do some real good for local people, by supporting those most in need.
Stuart Rangeley-Wilson (Policies)
Schooled in Southern Africa and then Oxford..
Spent most of his working life with the UK branch of the American computer company IBM. In the early days of computers this was mainly a hardware business, but Stuart worked on early computer languages and then moved into technical management and finally general management. He retired in 1998 from the role of Director of Operations for IBM U.K as well as Chair of a number of subsidiaries. Stuart has lived in Wells since 2004, having re-located all the way from Thornham.
Bob Brownjohn (Database / recruitment)
Bob retired in 1995 after working as an electronics engineer for the Ministry of Defence at RAF Watton, RAF Wyton and finally at RAF Waddington. On retirement he moved to Wells and became an active member of the Local History Group, computerised the historical church baptism, burials and marriages records and is now chairman of the Group. In 1998 he set up one the Wells Web Sites but sadly had to give this up in 2019 due to commitments and the growth of other Web Sites in the local community. In 2003 he joined the Wells Discussion group and in 2005 he joined the Wells Carers Group and is still an active member of both Groups. In 2012 he joined the Patients Participation Group at the Wells Health Centre and is chairman of that Group. In 2006 he became a member of the League of Friends and became a trustee in 2013