The Trustees

Jane Joyce – Chairperson

Jane has recently taken on the role as Chairperson , following a few years as a Trustee. Jane is Mum to Arlo and they have been members of Special Friends Club for many years. Jane helps with hosting events and with membership data and applications.


Jo Davies

Jo Davies – Vice Chairperson and Fundraiser

I am Mum to Harry who has Autism and Alex who has a Congenital Heart Disease, Fallots’ Tetralogy and Autism.

My family has been a member of Special Friends Club for many years and we have found it to be a life saver in the holidays and have made some very wonderful friends. I am a part- time teacher and in my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading, music, gym (well not quite enjoy but needs must!!!), learning to play piano, coffee, chats and fun with friends.

Maya Vaitilingam

Maya Vaitilingam – Treasurer

I’m mum to Rani and Jess.

I work as a School Nurse at St Christopher’s School and am a parent governor. I also volunteer for Supportive Parents. I enjoy travelling, gardening and messing about on the water.

Chantal Byrne

Chantal Byrne – Secretary

Married to Sean and mum to Yannick who has autism and Talia.

I work part time for our fast growing card game business. In my spare time, I enjoy samba dancing, yoga and catching up with friends.

Sophie Axford

Sophie Axford – Activities Co-ordinator

My family has been part of Special Friends Club for many years and I am the activities co-ordinator.

I am mum to Billie who has Aspergers and learning disabilities, Archie and Reuben who is under assessment at present , oh and my husband Marcus well where do I start! I work as a carer in residential homes for the elderly.
I will be at most activities to check your family in and answer any questions you may have.  All I ask is that if you are running late or unable to attend please call or text me, my children find waiting very difficult.  I look forward to seeing you at the events.

Frances Turner- Trustee

Frances has 3 children and has been a member of SFC for a number of years.