Mel Turland
Trustee

Mel is one of our newest trustees, joining the team in June 2022 for her first trustee role! Graduating from the University of Winchester in 2011, she completed a degree with honours in Choreography and Dance, later going on to intern in San Francisco for a dance company working with disabled and non-disabled dancers. Mel completed her Care Certificate back in 2017 whilst working as a support worker for adults and children with a range of disabilities and complex needs, whilst being a dance teacher part time. She later went on to have a professional career in fundraising at Girlguiding UK, whilst also being a volunteer. She has since moved into Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and is now EDI Manager for Volunteering and Branches at Samaritans. But will always have a passion for amplifying the voices of young people, and people from minority backgrounds.