Our Team

Meet the Lake District Mobility team and trustees.

Our Team

Julia Walker

Charity Development Manager

Our friendly team is led by Julia, who, inspired by her own and family members’ experiences, has spent the last six years campaigning and fundraising to improve accessibility in Cumbria.  Julia focusses on delivering training, securing new sites, raising awareness of accessibility issues, securing funding and sharing her passion for access for all.

Trella Javanainen - Lake District Mobility
Trella Javanainen

Charity Operations Officer

The Charity’s day-to-day work is supported by Trella, who handles memberships, administration, and anything that needs a calm and careful hand.  Trella has a background in the sustainable development sector and enjoys a job where she can do a bit of everything, which is just as well!

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Penny Swann

Policy and Funding Officer

Penny is a charity fundraiser who works to secure funding to support Lake District Mobility's growth, as well as ensuring our policies are kept up to date. Penny loves the Lakes and, as the mother of a disabled adult, is keen to help create new opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Our Trustees

The work of Lake District Mobility is supported by a Board of Trustees, who are:

Aidie Jones - Lake District Mobility
Aidie Jones - Chair

Self-employed business person with expertise in providing accessible facilities and outdoor adventure for people with disabilities.

Lorrainne Smyth - Lake District Mobility
Lorrainne Smyth

CEO of a local charity and expert in rural community development and inclusion.

Karen Smith - Lake District Mobility
Karen Smith

Educational consultant and retired Assistant Head, with 25 years in the education sector.

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Nick Lancaster

An experienced hospitality director, having worked for various businesses from single independent units to multinational organisations throughout the United Kingdom.