MEET OUR TEAM

Lin Evans
Senior Events Co-ordinator

Amanda Hopkins
Events Co-ordinator

Suzanne Bacon-Lewis

Events Co-ordinator

Lin is one of our longest serving members of the charity and is dedicated to the core in her role as an Events Co-ordinator. Lin is very successful as an Events Co-ordinator and supervises the fundraising office. Lin often arranges other fundraising events outside of work time, her commitment and devotion are second to none. 

Lin started fundraising for us in 2006.

Amanda joined our organisation with a background in events co-ordination and having worked in administration for many years. Her experience of fundraising for various charities will prove invaluable for our work, and she hopes to become an asset for Crackerjacks. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys reading, sewing, and is also a qualified dance teacher.

Suzanne has been with us from the very start and is our longest serving employee. 

Suzanne is a very successful events coordinator and has brought to the charity a vast wealth of sales knowledge and skills. Suzanne is now in her 12th serving year. She previously worked as a manager for a major tour operator and recruitment company in Birmingham  

Pauline Arnold
Administrator

Lucia Pullara

Events Co-ordiantor & Administrator

Pauline joined us in September 2015 and offers a vast wealth of administration skills. Pauline previously worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau, so she is pretty sharp and keeps us all in line. Pauline heads our administration department and works closely with our donors.

Lucia first started at Crackerjacks as an apprentice.

She successfully completed her Business Apprenticeship in 2017 and was offered a permanent position with the charity as an Events Co-ordinator and Administrator. We are glad to have Lucia on board as part of our team.  

 

CRACKERJACKS AUTHORISED COLLECTION TEAM

Stephen Burnett

Authorised Collector

Tim Pycock

Authorised Collector

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LONDON CORPORATE FUNDRAISING TEAM

Husband and Wife Richard and Christine Freeman head our Croydon office, we are very grateful to have them both working for Crackerjacks delivering our corporate sponsorship working close with beneficiaries, trusts and corporations

  

Our Croydon office organised one of our biggest fundraisers yet, A Race Night at Epsom Downs Race Course in May 2014, Where celebrities attended to support Crackerjacks, they also published and released our first information editorial, Putting Children First in June 2016, which has some amazing stories from differently able children. An electric copy of the editorial can be downloaded from this website.

 

Richard was born blind and fully understands the importance and necessity of Crackerjacks work helping disabled children. Richard and Christine have many years of experience working within the charity sector and we are very glad and privileged to have them and their team working with us.

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Richard & Christine Freeman with Dalton

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Terry Bull
Co-founder/CEO.

Terry Bull, a father of five girls and born East London 1961. Terry relocated to Kidderminster, West Midlands in 1994 due to work commitments, where he managed two large car rental companies.

 

Terry has worked in the charity fundraising sector for the last 30 years where he has gained a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field, which he is able to offer and share with the charity, Crackerjacks.

 

In 1997, Terry worked for eight years as an Area Manager for The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, a national children’s charity based in Halesowen, West Midlands. Terry headed the fundraising team and was responsible for raising vital funds to support young children with cancer. 

 

In 2006, Terry became a Company Director and formed and established a fundraising organisation called Feel Good Fundraising Limited. This organisation supported and worked alongside a national charity, Momentum, a Brain Injury Centre located in  Birmingham, however, wanting to offer more by way of supporting and funding children with disabilities Feel Good Fundraising was dissolved and Crackerjacks Children's Trust was born.

 

In 2011, Terry and John jointly formed Crackerjack’s Children’s Trust and became Co-founders. In this challenging new role Terry's work allows him to oversee and administrate the running of the charity, the operations of the charity, and to be able to work closely with the charity's families and support teams, he also offers help, support and advice to the charity's beneficiaries and its Trustees along with supplying outreach work. Terry is also a registered member of The Institue of Fundraisers.

 

In his spare time, Terry enjoys listening to classical music, spending time with family and friends and most recently travelling around the countryside in his touring home with partner, Lin and their pet dog Alfie. 

John Bacon
Co-founder/EO.

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John, from East London, is one of our co-founders and has been involved in charity work since 2006 when he was a  Company Director with Feel Good Fundraising Limited for six years supporting Momentum’s Brain Injury Centre in Birmingham.

 

In 2011,  John & Terry achieved their ambitions to get personally involved in a children’s charity with their aim to help children with disabilities and founded Crackerjacks Children's Trust in March 2012.

 

Before the charity, John was an IT Consultant based in London and the Home Counties specialising in the installation, training and support of Telesales, CRM, databases, CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) and telephone systems. 

 

John is responsible for Crackerjacks IT & software, website, finance & payroll and jointly heads the fundraising team.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Terry Bull
Co-founder/CEO.

Terry Bull, a father of five girls and born East London 1961. Terry relocated to Kidderminster, West Midlands in 1994 due to work commitments, where he managed two large car rental companies.

 

Terry has worked in the charity fundraising sector for the last 30 years where he has gained a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field, which he is able to offer and share with the charity, Crackerjacks.

 

In 1997, Terry worked for eight years as an Area Manager for The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, a national children’s charity based in Halesowen, West Midlands. Terry headed the fundraising team and was responsible for raising vital funds to support young children with cancer. 

 

In 2006, Terry became a Company Director and formed and established a fundraising organisation called Feel Good Fundraising Limited. This organisation supported and worked alongside a national charity, Momentum, a Brain Injury Centre located in  Birmingham, however, wanting to offer more by way of supporting and funding children with disabilities Feel Good Fundraising was dissolved and Crackerjacks Children's Trust was born.

 

In 2011, Terry and John jointly formed Crackerjack’s Children’s Trust and became Co-founders. In this challenging new role Terry's work allows him to oversee and administrate the running of the charity, the operations of the charity, and to be able to work closely with the charity's families and support teams, he also offers help, support and advice to the charity's beneficiaries and its Trustees along with supplying outreach work. Terry is also a registered member of The Institue of Fundraisers.

 

In his spare time, Terry enjoys listening to classical music, spending time with family and friends and most recently travelling around the countryside in his touring home with partner, Lin and their pet dog Alfie. 

John Bacon
Co-founder

John, from East London, is one of our co-founders and has been involved in charity work since 2006 when he was a  Company Director with Feel Good Fundraising Limited for six years. Feel Good supported and worked alongside a national charity, Momentum, a Brain Injury Centre located in  Birmingham, however, wanting to offer more by way of supporting and funding children with disabilities Feel Good Fundraising was dissolved and Crackerjacks Children's Trust was formed.

 

In 2011,  John & Terry achieved their ambitions to get personally involved in a children’s charity with their aim to help children with disabilities and founded Crackerjacks Children's Trust in March 2012. John is jointly responsible for the operations of the charity together with  IT, software and maintenance of its website. Other responsibilities include accounts & finance, the payroll system and with Terry oversees the fundraising team.

 

Before the charity, John was an IT Consultant based in London and the Home Counties specialising in the installation, training and support of Telesales, CRM, databases, CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) and telephone systems. 

 

OUR PATRONS

Claire Cashmore MBE
Patron

Claire became our patron in December 2016.

 

Claire is a great ambassador for disability sport and Crackerjacks Children’s Trust. She regularly gives motivational talks to children and adults and inspires others in the work she does.

 

Claire is a Seasoned Paralympian. Rio 2016 was Claire’s fourth Paralympics and most successful to date. She entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, a bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008, and a further 2 silvers and a bronze in London 2012. London 2012 saw a big boost in Claire’s profile as she was chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhuman campaign – she was featured on billboards nationwide and in a number of adverts on Channel 4 speaking candidly about her disability.  Claire’s performance in the pool at Rio 2016 was impressive. With experience under her belt, she won silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke and her first gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay.

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Whitehouse Road

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DY10 1HT

 

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Unit 111.  23 Whitestone Way, 
Croydon
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