The Team

The Team at Lake District Foundation has 6 members of staff.
We are also supported by fantastic volunteers.

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Caroline_LDF Team

Sarah Swindley
Director

Sarah joined the Lake District Foundation from her previous role as CEO of Lancashire Women’s Centres where since 2011 she successfully developed the size, turnover and impact of the charity. She is excited to be taking on this new role at such an important time in the history of the Lake District.

Sarah Smith
Operations Manager

Sarah joined us in 2013 as a volunteer before managing a number of sustainable tourism campaigns, and now oversees the day to day running of the charity. Sarah is passionate about sustainable tourism and loves working with businesses and visitors to have a positive impact on the landscape and wildlife of Lake District.

Caroline Hoppe
Campaigns and Events Manager

Caroline joins the team to ramp up our fundraising campaigns. This is a lady who is bursting with energy and ideas and can’t wait to get things moving! Caroline loves getting outside and exploring the Lakes, and whether it be fell running, cycling, swimming or walking, she gives it all a go with her adventure buddy Millie, her dog, in tow.

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Pam Purcell
Finance Manager

Pam takes care of our financial management and bookkeeping on a freelance basis. She has many years of experience and loves to make the figures work

Tracey Gannon
International Partnerships Coordinator

Tracey swapped Kyoto, Japan for Kendal, Cumbria in 2017 after more than 20 years living in Japan, where she taught environmental communication and sustainability to graduate students from Japan and overseas. She is with us now to develop a partnership campaign with overseas markets which results in international visitors donating to the Lake District Foundation and beneficiary projects.

Sandra Edmondson
Administration Officer

Sandra keeps everything running smoothly; supporting our events and campaigns, and helping with the day to day running of the charity and our busy office.

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