The Team

The Lake District Foundation has 4 members of staff. We are also supported by fantastic volunteers.

Sarah Swindley

Sarah Swindley

Director

Sarah joined Nurture Lakeland from her previous role as CEO of Lancashire Women’s Centres where since 2011 she has successfully developed the size, turnover and impact of the charity. She is excited to be taking on this new role at such an important time in the history of the Lake District.

Sarah Smith

Operations Manager

Sarah joined us in 2013 and works on Visitor Giving and membership. Sarah began her Nurture Lakeland journey as a volunteer after completing a PhD in Environmental Science at Lancaster University and then went on to manage a number of our sustainable tourism campaigns, and now oversees the day to day running of the charity.

James Forrest

James Forrest

​Fix the Fells Fundraiser

James is a self-confessed, fell walking addict. He has climbed all 214 Wainwrights and is passionate about protecting Lakeland’s mountains. He has a decade of experience in charity fundraising and is also a qualified journalist.

Pam Purcell

Pam Purcell

Pam takes care of our financial management and bookkeeping on a freelance basis. She has many years of experience and loves to make the figures work!

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