Meet the team

Here at Leeds Children’s Charity, we are committed to helping as many disadvantaged children as we possibly can. We couldn’t do that without our fantastic supporters, volunteers, trustees, partners, and of course, our wonderful team.

Dave Norman MBE - Director

Dave joined Leeds Children’s Charity about 5 years ago. Dave has a long history of working in and supporting the voluntary community sector having started, with others, the charities BARCA-Leeds and SERIOUS FUN. The work that community-based organisations deliver must make a difference. Dave is proud to be able to say that Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm does - it has a great team and Dave is proud to be associated with the charity and this very important work.

Amanda Bennett - Fundraising and Events

Amanda has had the pleasure of working at Lineham Farm for the last 6 years. As a fundraiser with a focus on events, Amanda has focused on developing Weddings@LinehamFarm to raise additional income, with now in excess of 100 weddings held at our beautiful venue. With the money from the weddings we are able to support our valuable work in Leeds and of course the couples that get married here love the idea that their big day is also supporting a local childrens charity.

Jennifer Welsh - School and Partner Liaison

Jennifer has worked for the charity for 8 years now and she has found it the happiest and most rewarding role she has ever had the pleasure to undertake.She is very fortunate in her role to work directly with the families that the charity supports. It is her job to liaise with the parents, carers, and staff within children’s services to provide a much-needed break and some extra treats for some of the most vulnerable children of Leeds cross the holiday periods and weekends. Her job allows her to organise the residentials, Cinema events, Christmas treats (like panto’s and Santa grottos), as well as appeals for gifts and support packages (all those things that put smiles on faces). She is proud to be part of the team of a charity who provides such a valuable service to the most vulnerable families of Leeds.

Delivery Team

The charity is lucky enough to be working alongside a very experienced team of activity staff. All nationally qualified in their fields, the staff organise, manage and lead on all aspects of activity delivery with the young people we work with and support. The team have worked at the centre for several years and their faces are a welcome and familiar sight to teachers and the like who visit the centre. The charity considers itself very lucky to be able to work alongside this very experienced team.