Strictly Wheels Foundation Trustees are responsible for the charity, its decisions and raising funds to support Wheelchair Dancing.
Paula Moulton – Co-Founder
Paula is a full time wheelchair user. She is the UK Wheelchair Dance Sport Ballroom and Latin Champion and competes at IPC level for Team GB. She is passionate about Wheelchair Dance and inclusive sport as a whole. She regularly gives talks and demonstrations in the sport. Outside of dance Paula is a keen hand biker and sits on the advisory board to the NHS for wheelchair provision in the UK.
Gary Lyness – Co-Founder and Secretary
Gary is the UK Wheelchair Dance Sport Ballroom and Latin Champion and competes at IPC level for Team GB. Gary is an Operations Manager with a background working in HR, Financial Services and Digital Marketing. He has a loved dance since his late teens and has danced in his twenties as a Butlin’s Redcoat and as founder and choreographer for Feverpitch, a cabaret show group.
Rebecca Bentham – Chairperson
Rebecca has ten years’ experience in the public sector having worked for a number of charities as a cross fundraiser. Her work has covered corporate fundraising; Trusts, Foundation and Government and individuals. Her specialty lies in that of Major Donor Giving. Rebecca is also qualified with the MInstF (Cert), Certificate in Fundraising Management and a Fully Certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising. Rebecca has a love of dance since a young age and is fully committed to supporting Wheelchair Dance Sport.
Gerwyn Aitchison-Knight – Vice Chair
Gerwyn has several years’ experience of procurement for national and international companies along with training in the public sector. Recently qualified in Lean Six Sigma qualification in project management. As well as his previous trusteeship of another prominent North West charity, Gerwyn has been an avid supporter of wheelchair dance and Strictly Wheels for over five years.
Caroline is a highly skilled PRINCE2 project manager with extensive experience in the financial services industry, working on major change programmes with in blue chip financial services organisations. Most recently she has been leading customer experience programmes and product design projects. She is also a qualified Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Coach and passionate about sport and fitness for all.