Giving kids a break

DKC Trustees

Chris Edwards Chairman, Derby Kids' Camp


Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards has been Chairman of Derby Kids' Camp Committee and a Trustee of the Charity since 2010. Having been a volunteer with DKC for over 20 years, Chris is also an active member during Summer Camp. He has a number of years experience as a Summer Camp Leader, but is now happy to sit back with a cuppa as Deputy and let some of the younger volunteers have a go!
With many years of management experience in the commercial sector at CIE-Group where he is Marketing Director, he delivers expertise in management, sales & marketing and brand awareness to the Charity. Chris is also an experienced Foster Carer for Derbyshire County Council and a very proud dad!

Cat Howourth, Derby Kids' Camp Vice Chair
Cat Howourth
Vice Chair
Cat Howourth joined DKC in 2010 as a Summer Camp volunteer and during that period has held various Committee roles in fundraising and Volunteer Rep. Alongside her committee role, Cat is also one of our Camp Leaders on Summer Camp.
Having honed her fundraising skills at DKC, Cat now works as a fundraiser in her day job. In her spare time, Cat is a keen dancer and choreographer and participates in a number of musical theatre productions.


Pete Kay

Pete Kay is one of the charity's most experienced volunteers with decades of active service for the Group!
Over the year's Pete has been an active volunteer during Summer Camp and has also undertaken many Trustee roles including Treasurer, Equipment Officer and most recently Camp Organiser.

Pete has now returned to his previous role of Treasurer, where he's responsible for keeping the books in order and the financial management of the charity.
Sam Osvath
Fundraising Officer

Sam has been involved in Derby Kids' Camp for over 25 years, taking on a number of roles in committee and on camp in that time. Sam has re-joined committee in September 2018 to head up the fundraising team.
Sam brings a wealth of HR experience to the committee from her day job at Rolls Royce.
Hannah Wade Fundraising Officer, Derby Kids' Camp
Hannah Wade
Publicity Officer
Hannah Wade joined Derby Kids' Camp as a Summer Camp volunteer in 2012 and quickly joined her brother George as an enthusiastic member of the Fundraising Team the following year.
Hannah has been a key contributor to the charity's recent online marketing activities and has stepped into the role of Publicity Officer to encourage further online activity.
Hannah is a peripatetic music teacher working with primary school children throughout South East Derbyshire.

George Cliffe , Derby Kids' Camp
George Cliffe
Equipment Officer
Joining DKC on summer camp of 2013, George was given the job of equipment lead assistant where he was able to call on his experience as a scout leader to keep camp standing. George quickly became further involved with DKC  equipment joining the committee in 2014 and taking joint lead of equipmemt in 2015.

In George's time away from the DKC stores he is an engineer at Rolls Royce and enjoys walking camping and making things in his home workshop!
Patrick Rix
Camp Organiser
Pat has been a Summer Camp Volunteer since 2009. More recently he has taken on additional roles as Deputy Camp Leader and Equipment Officer, before stepping in to the Camp Organiser role in September 2018.

Pat's day job is working as a microbiologist for a manufacturer, and he uses the knowledge from this job to advise the DKC committee on equipment related issues.


Leane Bailey, Derby Kids' Camp


Leane Bailey
Volunteer Organiser
Leane has been a Volunteer Organiser since September 2015, and after a few years of running the role as part of a pair she now has her first year solo! Leane brings her fantastic organisational skills to the role, which involves receiving and processing over 150 volunteer applications each year, along with ensuring all the DBS and reference checks are completed promptly so that all our volunteers are ready to go in time for camp.
Leane's day job is working as a Primary School teacher in Derby.

Safeguarding Officer
Lisa Murphy
Lisa has been a Summer Camp volunteer since 2006, alongside her husband and two of her children. In September 2017, Lisa joined committee to take on the role of Safeguarding Officer, where she is responsible for ensuring our safeguarding procedures and policies stay up-tp-date and advising the committee and volunteers on child protection.
Lisa has been working for Derbyshire County Council's Children's Services since 2010 and brings her experience from this into her role at Derby Kids' Camp.


Avis Butcher, Derby Kids' Camp Committee Secretary
Avis Butcher
Charity Secretary
Avis Butcher joined the Derby Kids' Camp team in 2011 after reading about the Organisation's work online. She became the Charity Secretary in 2012 bringing a wealth of administration and organisational skills having previously worked as a PA at the University of Derby.


Joel Murphie
Volunteer Member's Rep
Joel has been a Summer Camp volunteer for over 10 years, before joining committee in September 2017 as the Member's Rep. Joel's role involves supporting volunteers with any queries or issues both during summer camp and throughout the year.
Joel is also a Solicitor and works for a national law firm in their Derby office, specialising in commercial contracts and intellectual property.