Know Your Trustees

Martin Burton is Chair of the Board of Trustees following the AGM in June 2018, he was born in 1958 and grew up in Lancashire which accounts for him being a lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan. He works full time as Cultural Services Manager for South Gloucestershire Council and is a church warden at St Francis Church. In his spare time he enjoys running and is a leader of a running group in Yate where he works. He has lived in Keynsham for 30 years with his wife Sally and they have three children. He has been involved with Community at 67 for seven years where he writes grant applications, assists with publicity and chairs the strategic Trustees Meetings.

Adrian Inker is a founder member and now Vice-Chair of Community at 67. He represented Keynsham South Ward on Wansdyke and Bath and North East Somerset Council for twenty years retiring in 2011. Adrian worked as a maintenance electrician in the print industry and was an active trade unionist. He has lots of experience in the Trustee role having been a Trustee on Somer Housing (now Curo), Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust and Keynsham & District Dial-a-Ride. He has also served as a school Governor at Broadlands Academy & Castle Primary School and was Chair of Governors at Aspire Academy School Bath. Adrian is now a Trustee and Chair of Butterflies-Haven in Keynsham, Vice-Chair of the Keynsham Area Forum and Vice-Chair of BANES Foster Panel. He is also Chair of the Virgin Health and Care Shared Lives Panel.

Peter Allsop is a Trustee and newly appointed Treasurer of Community at 67. Peter currently works full-time in the Commercial Function for the Ministry of Defence. Prior to that he worked for 3 years for a local charity as their Head of Finance and Resources. Peter is also a Trustee for two other local Charities and is Chair of the Community Fridge Steering Group. Peter is married with 3 grown children and one daughter-in-law, and has lived in Keynsham for the past 23 years.

Clare Hudson. I was born in Taunton and moved around the country with parents who ran hotels in Bedfordshire, Hereford, Suffolk and then Bristol. I went to Brislington Comprehensive School and was a horse mad teenager working and teaching children to ride in a local stables.I left school to become a groom for a family who bred and showed Palomino's and Hunters. After meeting my husband we moved to Somerton, Somerset and had our first son, then moved to Keynsham where I have lived for nearly 48yrs. We had 2 more sons which kept me very busy and involved with their schools and rugby club, volunteering and helping to raise funds. I trained to become a chef, whilst working for a local Nursing Home and then went on to take my qualifications, I love cooking and hospitality and worked for Bristol Uni and The Beaches. Due to a back injury I changed course and became a Supported Housing Officer for a Bristol Charity. I really care about our community and was to become involved with Keynsham South Forum, (KSF) becoming chair for a year. KSF was where the seeds were sown for Community at 67. Retiring from full time employment ! became fully involved in helping to set up Community at 67 as you know it now. Now a very proud Grandma and Great Grandma I enjoy sharing my time helping to look after my 3 Grandsons, Granddaughter and Great Grandson. I have since remarried and enjoy my time gardening (the easy bits), looking after our dog, 4 rescue bunnies and 2 small parrots (Conure), camping, music and rugby. I have a love of crafting, partially paper craft and wool felting, sharing my skills and learning from others. I'm a committed Christian and care for my community, especially in these difficult times and I'm keen to help all generations no matter what their faith or ethnicity, as we all need to feel fulfilled and hopefully they then feel that they are part of our community here in Keynsham.

Ron Sheppard is Chair of the Management Committee at Community at 67, he was born in 1947 in Salisbury and attended Bishops Wordsworth Grammar School before qualifying as a Dispensing Optician when he was 21. He was practice manager for Dollond and Aitchison for many years before becoming National Training Manager for Specsavers for nearly 10 years. For the last 13 years before retirement he was Customer Services & Quality Assurance Manager for a specialist software company creating software to be used in optical practices both in the UK and the USA. He has a daughter and son and three grandchildren and has been a Trustee for Community at 67 from May 2017 after becoming a member in March 2017. He updates the website for the charity and helps with all IT related requirements, including coaching in the Internet Café on Friday mornings.

Julie was formally accepted as a Trustee for Community at 67 in November 2021. Julie retired from the MoD last year where she worked for 34 years, starting as an Admin Officer, later qualifying as a Management Accountant and working as a Finance Business Partner. Julie is also a trained mediator and has 10 years plus experience of facilitating workplace conflict issues. Julie lives in Bath and has been married to Mike for 44 years. They have 2 daughters; Laura, who works for Keynsham Mencap, Lucy who is an Associate HR Director, and 1 granddaughter. Julie is also a volunteer for the Making Space Project. Julie enjoys fitness classes, reading, gardening and now hopefully the world is opening up again post COVID, to enjoy some more holidays.