Meet the team
Mark Beautement MBE - Chairman
Mark joined the team in 2007 and now fullfills a number of roles including advising us on how best to set up our accounts and establish networks in the African countries we support. He's also happy to get dressed up as a Thunderbird and lead 1,000 people in a spur of the moment warm up.
James Macdonald - Fundraising manager, Co-founder
James is one of the two co-founders and organises all fundraising events as well as communicating with all PIOA fundraisers. He talks to a lot of people, always gets over excited and often refuses to take off his Captain America suit for several days after an event. It's James' unwavering enthusiasm and sometimes unrealistic expectations that drives Pass It On Africa to consistantly punch above our weight.
Matt Lambert - Creative advisor, Trustee, Co-founder
Matt is the other charity founder and incharge of all creative output for Pass It On Africa and the HEROES RUN. Matt's the one that tells James how bad his dreamy ideas are, only to be standing side by side with him seeing them through a couple of months later.
Edwyna Lambert - Trustee / Communications
Edwyna joined the team in 2010 and has been part of the fundraising events team ever since, consitantly being part of the core first to arrive and last to leave HEROES RUN squad! As an NLP Master practitioner and Congitive Behavioural Specialist, Edwyna is fundemental in the way we as a charity communicate with our supporters / spread our message and also advises the team on key rapport building skills. These have proved invaluable for meeting with potential sponsors / investors.
Tim - Trustee
Tim is a teacher at Repton School. He got involved in March 2011 when Pass It On Africa was picked as Repton School's lent term charity. Having spent a month working at The Dreamland School in 2011, he is now the man to talk to if you think you might like to swop your two week holiday spent cursing the exchange rate in Benidorm for, amongst other things, teaching children to read English in Ghana.
Niki May Young - Trustee
Niki joined the PIOA team in 2008 and is now a trustee having run the race entry for the HEROES RUN for the past three years. She acts as the welcome party in the race entry tent on the day and has been Wonderwoman, Supergirl, a Jedi knight and a cheerleader in her time. She's a journalist, so works on the website and on film-making duties, but her most important role beyond doubt is bossing the boys about (they need it).
Chris Lambert - Accountant
Chris is our accountant and Matt's dad. He's also very happy to run 10k in a back to front Superman costume whenever asked.