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 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alison says that the best thing about Can Do for her son Harry is that he’s been able to make friends. It’s just fantastic that he’s had the opportunity to get to know other people, not just his family.