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Our board of trustees oversees the work of Moor Time, taking responsibility for ensuring we're meeting our charitable objectives, and guiding our strategic decisions. 

The trustees bring personal and professional knowledge and experience to the board. They are or have been unpaid carers, work as disability advocates, or work or volunteer in specialist settings or healthcare.  

We are always keen to increase the breadth, skills and diversity of our board, so please email if you would be interested in joining in the future. 


Jane Elliott

Chair/ GDPR lead

Jane is one of the parents that first launched Moor Time as LS29 Time Holiday Club in 2018. She has twin boys with additional needs who attend the sessions, and she leads on fundraising and marketing for Moor Time. Her professional background is in copywriting and editing, with a specialism in fundraising and campaigns copy for charities. Before becoming a full time carer, Jane was senior digital editor in the communications team at Shelter, and she has freelanced for various other charities and public bodies. 


Vicki Street


Vicki was one of the founders of LS29 in 2013 and has been a trustee ever since. She gained experience as a fundraiser working at local special schools, and helped to secure funding to set up out-of-school clubs and parent/family groups. She has two sons with autism, one who is currently a supported volunteer at Moor Time.


Vicki works in healthcare recruitment and brings her knowledge of HR and recruitment to our board.


Shain Wells

Treasurer/ Safeguarding lead

For 10+ years Shain was a governor in three successive Leeds and Bradford schools, and link governor on Safeguarding and SEND at all three. She was on the board of Dimensions and before that worked for the Department of Health, leading on mental health policy for vulnerable young people. She home educates her autistic son, who loves attending Moor Time sessions! Shain also works as an Expert by Experience for Care and Treatment reviews for people with autism and/or learning disabilities who are in hospital or at risk of going into hospital for mental health treatment.

To contact Shain about safeguarding issues, please email her on


Christine Henney


Over the last 10 years Christine has found that working with people who have additional needs is rewarding and life enhancing. She currently works in a team that supports adults who lack capacity when decisions are being made about their lives, and upholding the human rights of people looked after in care homes.  Christine feels privileged to be part of Moor Time as a Trustee, and is able to contribute her experience of being part of setting up Dan's Den soft play, an accessible play facility in Ilkley. 


Jane Connop


Jane does the background planning and HR for Moor Time, runs many of the sessions and is one of our trustees. She is the former Communication Manager at a local special school, where she helped children find ways to communicate. She now divides her time between working for us and freelance Makaton and Intensive Interaction work. 


Ella Sanderson


Ella has worked as a volunteer at both our under 5s group and our holiday club sessions. She also works with young people with additional needs at Bradford Council’s Specialist Inclusion Project. She is a published poet who has performed her work at various festivals and on the BBC, and who contributed to Ilkley Moor’s Stanza Stones project along with the poet laureate Simon Armitage. Ella has Asperger’s Syndrome and is a strong advocate for the Autistic community.


Karen Goodman


Three of Karen's children attend Moor Time and really look forward to coming. Her eldest daughter has started volunteering in the kitchen, and developing useful work skills. Karen is also the chair of the LS29 charity for local families who have children with additional needs, and organises many of the activities they do. She works as an Occupational Therapist and enjoys walking, textile art and wild swimming. Karen was one of the founders of Outside the Box community cafe in Ilkley and her main passion is developing supportive communities for those with a disability. 


Gail Rushton


Gail is a Key Stage 3 Class Teacher at a generic special school educating young people aged 11-19 years.  She is currently working with Moor Time at their Saturday sessions at Nell Bank and loving every minute!  She loves supporting young people with additional needs and also working with other staff who share her passion for SEND.  Gail became a Trustee with Moor Time hoping that her knowledge and skills will help the charity to provide the best possible respite care for local young people with additional needs.


Tanya Young


Tanya holds the purse strings at Moor Time as Finance Officer and has a professional background in book keeping and accounting. She brings her knowledge of financial matters and fundraising to our board. She was involved in our launch, and is  the mum of a young man with additional needs who attends our sessions. Tanya is passionate about improving the support offered locally to families with children with additional needs.

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