Trustee & Policy Advisor
My name is Ian Shaw and it is a privilege to be a trustee of this amazing charity. I am a retired Chemistry teacher and Community Manager. I have known Alisar for over 30 years and have always supported her in her ventures.
I watched with interest as True Colours started and have always been there to help, support and advise when I could.
I helped with their first on-stage production 4 years ago and found the children to be supported, talented, keen and gain so much from the experience. I am, at present, Chairman of Woodlands Hall Community Centre, in Wideopen, and have tried to support TC with technical support and host charity events for them. I have seen some of the children develop and gain confidence over the years.
Pre Covid I called in to see the wonderful work the staff do with the children. They are an incredible group of dedicated staff dealing with a lovely group of children and young adults who would not gain this experience and care from anyone else. They need support and help to keep this invaluable work going and I will continue to support them in the limited way I can.
Trustee / Safeguarding Officer/ Finance Officer
Alison is a valued member of our team and the voice that keeps us all grounded. Her leadership skills are what gives her the drive to make sure True Colours always receives the best she can give. Her son, Adam, has attended True Colours Theatre since the first day and is a peer supporter to our younger members. He loved to fundraise for True Colours by using his creative skills of photography. We love having them on board.
Trustee/ Funding Manager
Being part of the True Colours Charity has been the most rewarding time in my volunteering career. To be able to
see children progress and grow in a nurturing environment fills me with immense happiness that I can be a part of this wonderful charity.
I can see their confidence grow in the many challenges they face and it gives me great joy to be part of their journey and see the organisation develop and gain the recognition that they truly deserve. My son Hayden attends TC and I have supported them for many years.
Antonia Blakeman Trustee
Hi everyone, my name is Antonia Blakeman and I am very happy to be asked to be a trustee for True Colours Theatre
For the past few years I have been a stay at home mum to my 2 teenage daughters and our Cockerpoo Buddy, but prior to that I have worked with children and their families for 24years in various forms.
My last post which I worked in for 14yrs, was as a Community Nursery Nurse for the NHS. It was a job I loved but it changed over the years so I decided to leave to concentrate on my own family.
When I have time to myself I enjoy cooking and baking cakes, I find it very therapeutic. I also like to go shopping with my girls and my husband Robbie, socialising with family and friends, and I love to go to the theatre, Musical Theatre in particular.
I am so excited to see True Colours Theatre grow and be a small part of your journey. Thank you everyone for having me.
Trustee and Fundraiser
Nicola is an active member of our team and a great believer in inclusion... Her son Joseph attends True Colours and daughter Eliza. Joseph also attends Heel and Toe Charity in which True Colours are proud to support.
I have watched True Colours Theatre go from strength to strength over the last few years and have a massive admiration for them.
When I was asked to be a part of the team I didn’t hesitate at all.
Being the father of an autistic son I understand the need for amazing organisations like True Colours and I look forward to seeing what I can bring to the team and helping as many people as I can.
I love to act, sing, tell stories and even like the challenge of dancing!!