Meet The Team
TASF trustees have overall responsibility for the work that we do. They make sure we fulfill our legal requirements, that we have a clear set of goals and are doing what we were set up to do. Our trustees come from all walks of life, sharing their skills and knowledge in a voluntary capacity.
Chairman & Trustee
Andy is the CEO of a local business and is the founder of TASF. He has successfully fundraised for charities for many years, and decided to form a new charity to promote sport and wellbeing in the community and to carry forward Ashely’s legacy.
“I have always been a keen fundraiser, having organised several unique events to raise much needed funds for those in a less fortunate situation. It was on one of these events that I got to know Ashley, who’s attitude and selflessness inspired me to form a charity in his honour, and to promote sport and wellbeing amongst the youth of Cirencester. I am very proud of our little charity, and hope that we are making Ashley and his family proud”
Gemma is a former teacher and family friend of Ashley, who brings a wealth of knowledge of the workings of youth-based projects. She is an original and founding member of the charity and works hard to ensure we deliver on our goals, and offers a level-headed viewpoint when debating applications and ideas for moving the charity forward.
“I have always loved and done lots of charity work so when I saw a call out for volunteers to be part of TASF it felt like the right thing to do. Having known Ashley growing up and how kind, thoughtful and generous he was, being part of a charity that promotes this caring and giving ethos was a no-brainer.
Having worked in education for over 10 years has taught me how essential it is for young people to have access to sport and facilities that will enrich their lives. Being part of a charity that allows this to happen whilst also giving back to the wider community is awe-inspiring.”
Ellen is based in Cirencester and became involve in the charity at its birth having been a friend to Ashley and his family. Ellen brings a huge number of contacts within the community and has some fantastic ideas for events and pushing the charity forward.
Sianady became involved with TASF following an appeal for first aiders for an event. Not only did she volunteer for the post, but also took charge of the whole event and made it into a big success. Sianady has bundles of energy and a can-do attitude and is an asset to TASF.
“I became involved with TASF to initially help them out as First Aider for their Charity Ride from Paris to Nice. As I heard more about what the Charity was looking to achieve with their funds, I quickly understood what a fantastic cause it was. As a Baton Twirling for 18 years – competing at world level, the sport over the years cost a lot of money for my Family. We didn’t have the support available to subsidise Leotards, Shoes, Tights, Tracksuits, Competitions, and overall the Trip to the World Championships, and therefore many Children couldn’t compete long term. TSAF helps Sports Clubs, and Children play the sports they love, and doesn’t discriminate. I think every child should have the opportunity to enjoy and thrive doing something they have passion for, Just like Ashley did. “