Meet the team

The small but perfectly formed Can Do staff team are all highly qualified, and care deeply about the children and families who come to the project.

Kirsty Milne


Kirsty is Can Do’s Co-ordinator, overseeing all of the charity’s activities and developing the Can Do procedures and policies. She started with the project as a volunteer when she was 15.

Angela Smith

Assistant Co-ordinator & Youth Leader

Angela is in charge of Can Do’s two youth clubs and also helps organise our residential weekends. She started as a volunteer at the age of 15 and never left!

Michelle Crawford

Assistant Co-ordinator

As one of our two assistant coordinators Michelle is involved with the planning, organisation and delivery of our school holiday playschemes. She started as a 15 year old volunteer.

Elaine Alsop

Finance Manager

Elaine is the person who makes sure that Can Do’s accounts are kept balanced and in the black. Elaine is also responsible for Can Do’s compliance with charity legislation and regulation.

Gayle Reilly

Development Officer: Service Review and Evaluation

Gayle has known Can Do for many years. Two of Gayle’s sons went to Playscheme and Youth Club, when we were still East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme. Gayle sat on our Board of Trustees for ten years, five of which she was Chair. Gayle is a carer for her now young adult sons, Joseph 23 and Daniel 27.


Jenny Haines

Development Officer: Communications and Fundraising

Jenny started with Can Do in September 2023 and is working with the charity for a year. Her role is to raise awareness of the charity. Jenny will concentrate on strengthening our communications, social media, as well as building up fundraising capacity and looking to diversity our funding streams.

Meet our Board

All members of the Can Do board are parents or carers of children who come to our clubs and/or youth clubs. This is a truly parent-led charity.

Richard Knight

I am a retired Clinical Neurologist, working part-time in medical research and education. My other main interests are walking and mathematics. I am also Chair of another UK Charity (the UK CJD Support Network). My involvement with Can-Do began, through my son, when it was the East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme.

Lynne Greenhill

Two of Lynne’s children, Jack and Ellie, have been involved with Can Do. Both children have very different needs and very different personalities but both have benefitted hugely from joining in with Can Do. Lynne took over the role of Treasurer for Can Do in 2019.

Julie Morrison

Julie’s son Coll is autistic and has been going to Can Do since he was 8. Julie was initially fearful about changes in Coll’s routine but he loved playscheme right from the start.