Phil Oates - Manager and ringmaster.  BA (Hons), proud parent and grandparent, Eastleigh Borough Citizen of Honour.  World's leading expert on several things that don't really matter.

Caroline Oates - Secretary 
started as a volunteer in the (whisper it) '70s.  Still going strong.  Holds things togetther. 


Kerry Lees                       Senior Instructor,  Wild food eating, puddle jumping, sea kayaking, tree climbing, fire making, carp fishing and bear hunting with his two young children all make Kerry very happy! 

Nick Cann                        Instructor  If anyone can, Nick can.  Canoeist, climber, geek and not a bad chippy, blacksmith, brickie or joiner - for an outdoors instructor.  One man IT department.   Enjoys all outdoor sports that don't involve balls.  Added nappy changing to skillset, 2015.

Jess Cann - instructor and day service co-worker
 Lover of all things creative and messy, trained in social work specialising in looked after children.  Keen archer, horse rider and climber. Back in the saddle after taking a year out to concentrate on being a mum (the perfect job for people who like to be creative and messy). Now working AND being a mum.

Martin Philps                   Instructor
  fishing, paddling, backpacking, adventure seeking, photographer, bibliophile and explorer.  Will fight anyone over a slice of cheesecake.  Allergies include politicians and technology.

day service staff

Marie Poore - Gold Day Service co-ordinator 
It's true what they say about blondes - we do have more fun!  Started with Gold Day Service in April 2015.  I enjoy outdoor activities, walking, gardening and camping with my young family.

Jackie Swann
- day service co-worker   enthusiastic about the outdoors, in particular nature and birdwatching..  Trained in psychotherapy and working in mental health.  I enjoy encouraging people to achive their full potential.


Caroline Southgate -
GreenHouse day service co-ordinator      I have 20 years experience working with people with learning disabilities which has helped shape the GreenHouse programme of vocational activities.  Fortunately my sense of humour is shared by our talented team of GreenHouse members and colleagues.

Stuart Blakeledge - day service co-worker 
32nd 31st 30th now 29th in line to the Dutch throne, can be found singing at campfires and building siege weapons out of twigs.  No longer fond of cake, due to a conflict of interest.

Tracy Puttock -
day service co-worker   wife, mother, horticulturalist.  Enjoys everything green.  Running crazy (so long as there is a medal for finishing!)

not forgetting

staff vacancies

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