Fiona Gordon
Fiona Gordon

Chair

Fiona worked for over 25 years for local and national charities, with a particular interest in supporting the small and local. For the past 6 years, she has run the bookstall at the Assembly Rooms in Lancaster and has lived and worked in the city for most of the past 30+ years.

Julia
Julia Krier

Trustee

Julia grew up in Lancaster and attended Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School. After university she trained as a solicitor at one of Lancashire’s leading law firms, working in Preston and Blackburn. Upon qualification as a solicitor she worked in private practice in Manchester for a number of years.before moving back to the area to work at Lancaster University’s Research and Enterprise Services, advising on a range of research contracts. She now works as a lawyer in local government advising on contracts, grant agreements and general legal matters. Outside of work she volunteers with the Friends of Lancaster City Museum.

Kirstie Banks-Lyon

Trustee

Kirstie is married to the nephew of the benefactor of the charity. Originally from Glasgow she moved to Morecambe in 1988 to join the police and retired in September 2018 having completed 30 years service. She is active in the local community and is Chair of a Primary School Governing Body as well as being involved in a number of faith based charities both at a local and national level.

Margaret Dodd

Trustee

Growing up in the North East of England, Margaret moved to Lancaster in 1984 to study. She has since worked in Further Education for 30 years at Lancaster and Morecambe College and now works with Myerscough College and LRGS. 

At present she is a Governor at a local primary school. 

Margaret has two daughters.

Rebecca Stevens

Trustee

Rebecca has a background in television, having worked for the BBC as a journalist and researcher. She worked on the BBC Bitesize school programme which launched during lockdown to keep children learning, and has been a researcher for the BBC’s Watchdog, Blue Peter and The One Show.

Originally from London, she’s since moved to Lancaster where she now spends her time wrangling two young children and volunteering for the Fairfield Association.

Rchard Bowker
Richard Bowker

Trustee

Richard was born and educated in Morecambe and then studied for a degree at the University of Manchester.

He is a qualified accountant and Managing Director of a the family business Chris Bowker Ltd, which was started by his parents.

He is married with two children.