Meet the team
Meet our dedicated volunteers who make it all happen! From our board of trustees who help to steer and direct the charity to others behind the scenes, and the growing number who help, we are a very motivated, dedicated, and fun-loving team all inspired as change makers through Andrew’s passion for the benefit of those we strive to support.
Andrew Baker MBE BCAv
Founder & Chairandrew@play2give.org.uk
Andrew, known as ‘Mr Play2Give’ created Play2Give in September 2007. He heads up the team, ensuring compliance is met, and is responsible for the overall day-to-day running of the organisation.
He brings his A-Level business studies and ICT qualifications, and helps to drive, inspire and motivate the team, as it’s Andy who makes the team enthused to help.
Dr. Matthew Norris-Silva FRSA
Head of Major Giving & Prospect Researchmatthew@play2give.org.uk
Matt came on board in the summer of 2016 and focuses on raising awareness of our work in the local community including helping to organise community fundraising events and liaising with local businesses and utilising social media campaigns.
Matt is no stranger to sponsored challenges, he has skydived, dyed his hair silver and shaved his head all to help raise funds, and a great ambassador amongst the community. He is also vice chair.
Leanne is the secretary of the organisation, helping to deal with communications, bookings and telephone correspondence.
Since being a former mayor of Didcot, Jackie has since continued to champion and support Andy and helps on our stalls, but her main role is as our treasurer, including bookkeeping and keeping accurate financial records. She is one of our Trustees.
Mocky Khan DipM FCIM
Mocky, a Didcot town and SODC councillor, officially became a Trustee for us in April 2022, and has long supported us. He supported us as one of his two charities during his term as Mayor for a year, helping to raise funds and awareness in his Mayoral year.
He brings with him a wealth of strategic management background in his role as a director of Fahrenheit 212 Ltd.
Linda has been a key member of our team since 2016, who, along with her husband Dave, provide invaluable support and help in so many ways, from preparing and labelling tombola prizes, transportation, running stalls, helping to prepare and set up events such as our balls, and always familiar faces to the public. They were the first recipients of our inaugural Angela Norris Play2Give Award, in 2022. Linda is our Head Volunteer.
Blinga (Andy W)
Andy Williams, otherwise known as Blinga, is not only a window cleaner and professional DJ by night and day, but also helps to organise our entertainments particularly bands for our party on the park events, and hosts our very entertaining rock and roll bingo evenings, and leads our caped crusaders, as head of the superheroes he is otherwise known as Robin.
Graphics & Marketing Support
A freelance professional designer, and once the production manager of the now defunct Oxfordshire Guardian newspaper, Pete skydived for us in our tenth anniversary to raise funds for our charity. In 2018, Pete came on board to offer his expertise and skills as a volunteer designing most of our graphics and marketing such as logos and posters and banners. Contact Pete for any graphic and design support
Lee provides all our website support and designed this website in 2022. Lee can be contacted for any WordPress Web Design.
We are delighted at Play2Give to receive the Patronages from a Political figure in our own constituency to a Berkshire-born celebrity, known for many starring film roles.View our Patrons
Big thank you to all our volunteers
Thank you to all our other volunteers who are involved in helping at our events, man stalls, help run events, raise awareness, and in many other ways to make our fundraising organisation the great success it is.Become a volunteering hero