The Team

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

Sarah Swindley_Ldf Team
Sarah Dale_LDF Team
Caroline_LDF Team

Sarah Swindley

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.

Lorraine photo 2019
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Pam Purcell
Finance Manager

Pam joined our team in 2015. She has over 25 years experience as a Finance Manager and loves making the figures balance. Pam swapped her California home for living in the beautiful Lake District where she enjoys walking, cycling and travelling around in her campervan.  

Lorraine Irving

Project Manager

Lorraine joined the Lake District Foundation from her previous role as Commercial Services Fundraising Manager at Lake District National Park. Lorraine is an experienced fundraiser with a strong track record of helping organisations achieve their fundraising goals.

Sandra Edmondson
Administration Officer

Sandra has worked for over 30 years, supporting the National Park. She joined the LDF Team in 2017 and keeps everything running smoothly. Supporting our events and campaigns, and helping with the day to day running of the charity.

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