Our Marketing and Development Team

Kim Martin - Marketing Manager

Kim has experience in the commercial and charity sector. She previously worked for regional rugby teams in South Wales, Cardiff Blues and Dragons Rugby. Kim has worked on national behaviour change campaigns in Wales, working closely with Welsh Government, sports governing bodies, local health boards and schools. She is passionate about storytelling and showcasing the fantastic work done by Gympanzees!

Liz Hendley - Grants and Trusts Manager

Lizzie has worked in journalism and marketing for more than 20 years after obtaining a Masters degree in Multi-Media Journalism from Bournemouth University. She has spent much of her career working overseas and relocated back to the UK from Australia after having her children. Lizzie has spent many years championing disability rights through her work in the third sector and has worked for several small charities in recent years, focusing on working closely with trusts and foundations. Lizzie now lives in Gloucestershire with her three boys and assortment of animals and spends much of her free time sharing her love of travel with her children.

Stephanie Massie - Grants and Trusts Manager

Steph’s interest in fundraising began with heading a campaign to raise funds for a new playground at her children’s school in 2007. Since then, she has gained significant experience in development working for a several charities on major grant and trust applications, corporate engagement, volunteer recruitment and managing fundraising events. This follows a career in planning and environmental impact assessment which honed her skills in public consultation and communication. Steph is excited about Gympanzees innovative work with disabled children and young people and is looking forward to the challenge of fundraising for a permanent home for Gympanzees. Steph loves swimming, walking, and baking cakes for events!

Leila Rogers - Administration and Marketing Assistant 

Leila was first introduced to Gympanzees as a parent, she had attended Gympanzees Pop-Ups with her son and used the Lending Library during lockdown. In October 2020 she started volunteering for the Lending Library and was soon offered an official position in the marketing team to help with all things Gympanzees! Leila is an asset to the team, she assists with social media and has great knowledge and awareness of disabilities and life as a SEND parent. 

Rich Rollings

Rich worked in financial services for over 30 years before moving into the charity sector. He is driven by a passion to build meaningful relationships with corporate and major donors and deliver results.

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Kate Bracken

Kate uses her skills to build significant relationships and run events and campaigns that engage and inspire donors.

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Owain Cassidy

Owain is a chartered marketer with experience to director level, across multiple industries. He’s successfully built, directed and lead commercial, marketing and fundraising teams.