ABOUT US

Meet the people behind the day-to-day operations of Smile.

Positive energy is the glue that binds us, and the fuel that drives us. We do everything with infectious enthusiasm, professionalism and passion – creating lasting impressions that inspire and motivate people to join in.

OUR TEAM

Andy Barber

Smile’s Chief Executive

ab@heysmilefoundation.org

Laura Cox

Events Coordinator (Currently on Maternity Leave)

lc@heysmilefoundation.org

Lucy Haldenby

Smile’s Designer

lh@heysmilefoundation.org

Emma Kelly

Community & Partnerships – East Riding

ek@heysmilefoundation.org

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Gareth Meyrick

Smile’s Community Producer

gm@heysmilefoundation.org

Nick Middleton

Head of Community Development

nm@heysmilefoundation.org

Ann Newlove

Business Manager

an@heysmilefoundation.org

Keith Parker

The Vault Coordinator

kp@heysmilefoundation.org

Tess Parker

Beecan Development Manager

tp@heysmilefoundation.org

Ella Parkinson

Project Apprentice

ep@heysmilefoundation.org

Sarah Shepherdson

Events Manager

ss@heysmilefoundation.org

Steve Wilkinson

Smile’s Caretaker

sw@heysmilefoundation.org

Victoria Winterton

Head of Smile Health

vw@heysmilefoundation.org

Clare Woodward

Health Tree Foundation – Charity Manager

c.woodard@nhs.net

Tessa Wray

Smile’s Business Developer (Currently on Maternity Leave)

tw@heysmilefoundation.org

HEY SMILE FOUNDATION BOARD

One of the HEY Smile Foundation’s key strengths is our excellent board of trustees, brought together by our founder and Chairman, Jim Dick. With a range of public and private sector leaders, the Smile team is able to pull on our trustees’ years of experience to benefit our delivery.

“The Smile Foundation has given a refreshing outlook on charitable giving throughout the difficult economic times, and continues to provide insightful approaches to resolving the ongoing challenges our communities face.”

 Jim Dick, Founder & Lifelong President of the HEY Smile Foundation

Founder & Life President:

Jim Dick

Trustee:

Helen Bissett

Trustee:

Andy Bowden

Trustee:

Graham Cross

Trustee:

Andrew Milner

Trustee:

Cathy Phillips

Trustee:

Paul Plaxton

Trustee:

Melvyn Sadofsky

Trustee:

Tim Wigglesworth

TRANSPARENCY

We are proud to work transparently as a charity and have solid procedures in place that we would like the public to be aware of. Our processes include:

Cheques (for any amount) have to be signed by our charity director and a trustee.

Our board of trustees have access to our accounts on a day-to-day basis and can login at any time. Smile’s figures are reviewed at every trustees’ meeting and our AGM.

All our accounts are available online at the charity commission website: gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

Restricted funding, e.g. money from trusts for specific projects is locked in restricted funding pots on Xero (our accounting programme).

Unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances, we only give funds to charities and community groups that will actively use the funds within a 12-month period.

We undertake a due diligence process before using donors’ money to support charities and community groups. We work with donors to ensure that any funds invested into local charities will be spent effectively and in some cases we’ve advised against donations.

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HEY Smile Foundation, a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. HEY Smile Foundation, The Loft, Gosschalks, Dock Street, Hull, HU1 3AE. Company Number: 06455490. Charity Number: 1125856.