Our Trustees

Esther Morley

Esther Morley

Chair of Trustees

What made you join TAG?

Being someone who has been lucky enough to have been supported and given opportunities throughout my career, I wanted to use my skills acquired to support others and give back. TAG resonated with me as I have personal close family experience of young people with autism. I believe the work and support TAG provide to families is vital to helping them navigate through what can be, a tough and confusing diagnosis.

 When I’m not working I’d rather be…

Playing Golf and spending time with family and friends, preferably with a cold glass of beer!

 When I need some head space I…

Do something active like going for a run or digging something up in the garden (normally flowers as I mistake them for weeds – I am not particularly green fingered!).

 My super power is…

Organisation! I am a bit obsessed with there being a place for everything and everything being in its place (that doesn’t mean my house is always tidy though!).

Gwen King

Gwen King

Trustee

What made you join TAG?
I wanted to help set up the charity for children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum living in the Maidenhead Area. Becoming a trustee has been a rewarding experience.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Playing tennis, golf or going for a long walk.

When I need some head space I…
Plan a holiday to somewhere new and exciting.

My super power is…
Having good organizational skills and sorting out the family finances.

Bridget Mcleod

Bridget Mcleod

Trustee

 

What made you want to join TAG?
Working as a teacher and latterly head teacher in the primary sector I often heard parents with children on the spectrum say they wished there was more support available for families like theirs. I believe TAG offers that support, providing opportunities to talk with other parents, to share knowledge and learn from others while at the same time providing opportunities, outside school, for the young people to develop interests and friendships.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Outside: Either cycling in the hills around Cookham with my husband on our electric bikes or walking our Labrador dog (Poppy) in the fields. Inside: Designing and making quilts and wall hangings for family and friends.

When I need some head space I….
I love a good deep clean or immersing myself in a good book. I also enjoy the peace and tranquility of camping in new places in the UK.

My super power is…
Remaining calm every Thursday when my husband and I look after our two granddaughters. It’s a ‘full on’ day with two lively toddlers but we love every minute.

Hanna Wrelton

Hanna Wrelton

Trustee

What made you join TAG?
I first encountered TAG as an overwhelmed and confused parent – we’d recently had a diagnosis of ASD for our son, but were unsure what to do next to support him. Tricia was able to share parenting strategies, help direct us to resources and was a beacon of hope and empathy during a time when we didn’t know anyone with shared experience. I later jumped at the opportunity to join the trustee team and try and give a little back of the amazing support we’d received.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Putting my feet up at a spa! (See – my superpower…)

When I need some head space I…
Get outdoors – preferably in beautiful surroundings, like local national trust sites or woodlands.

My super power is…
Working full time with two young children, as well as studying part time for a degree and finishing off a coaching qualification. I often feel I’ve crammed 36 hours of activity in 24!

Steve Bastiman-Davies

Steve Bastiman-Davies

Trustee

What made you join TAG?

ASD challenges have played a big part in my family, TAG offers a service that plugs a much-needed gap for young people. They do it in a fun and amazing way as I found out when we used their services. Helping out in their support is a privilege!

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Out walking the dogs, enjoying a chill out with a glass of wine, or walking the dogs to a glass of wine.

When I need some head space I…
Hide in a nice spa.

My super power is…
Hard to say one, a combination of time management of single parenting 2 kids, working and a masters degree, combined with a love of digging into all aspects of life and work no matter what the job or challenge!

“Trainers so knowledgeable and friendly – thank you”

“An amazing service”

“Help at last – thank you”