The PAB is run almost exclusively by volunteers, with just two part time paid members of staff. Sam Milburn manages our office in Westgate from Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Thanks to funding from the ‘Peoples Health Trust’, Nina Lutterer has also been employed one day a week as our activities coordinator.
We have a board of trustees that is made up of 9 members. They meet every two months to ensure that the organisation effectively pursues its mission and remains viable. We don’t have the space to list all our volunteers here, but below are details of the trustees responsible for the running of the charity..
Coming from a senior administrative and marketing background, Sam joined PAB in 2017 to manage the office, answer any queries or requests and support our members. Born in Peterborough, Sam has a passion for fundraising. She continues to volunteer on the local school PTA and was previously Chairperson of her son’s Playgroup Committee.
After working in the catering industry for over 15 years, Sylvie retired in 2001 due to her deteriorating eye sight, as a result of developing Uveitis at the age of 16. She enjoys walks in the Lake District and listening to music. After tirelessly helping PAB with fundraising, Sylvie joined the committee in 2015 and accepted the role of chairperson in 2016.
Norma has spent more than 30 years volunteering for various charities and community associations, especially after retiring from Cambridge Council where she was an Education Manager. As well as being a Governor in Gladstone Primary School, Norma has served on the PAB committee since 2011, and was elected Vice Chair in January 2014.
Mandy worked for the RNIB for 19 years, producing their information in several different formats. As PAB’s honorary secretary, Mandy helps organise the committee meetings, records the PAB’s audio newsletter and works closely with the Office Manager. Due to the long term effects of diabetes, Mandy is now registered partially sighted.
John took over the role as PAB Treasurer in 2016 and is responsible for keeping the PAB financial affairs in order with assistance from the team. He ended a career in Engineering and Logistics Management in order to spend times on his passions of football, writing and travel. He found PAB through a poster in his local surgery.
Peter Skivington MBE – PAB Trustee
By the age of 17 Peter had lost both his sight (from RP) and his hearing. Peter has since dedicated his life to charity work and was awarded an MBE for services to the Deafblind community in Wales. As well as being director for Deafblind UK, Peter serves on the PAB committee, fundraises for the PAB, and coordinates and plays on the PAB bowls team.
Tony has been a PAB member for over 30 years, having been born with a rare sight condition called Nystagmus, but that has not stopped him from having a successful career as a support worker for people with learning difficulties. Now semi retired, Tony also provides the PAB’s ring round service as well as helping out at our events.
Andy is a product designer and currently designs lighting for high street retailers such as John Lewis and B&Q. Andy was previously a volunteer at Northampton Association for the Blind, and after moving to Peterborough in 2012, he started volunteering for the PAB – looking after the website and helping out at our events.
Sharon Marshall – Trustee
Martin Lucas – Trustee
Nina Lutterer – activities coordinator