Trustee Directors and Committee Members from May 2012
Jim Asher Trustee Director and Chairman of MCG
Jim has been resident in Marcham since 1978, when he moved here with his wife Denise and their family (which has flown the nest). He brings experience in business and as a trustee of a large charity. Jim helped get MCG off the ground as a founder member. He is committed to developing community activities and local fundraising, and to find a way to provide and manage the right facilities for the community in Marcham.
Jessica Brod Trustee Director with special responsibility for Communications
Jessica has lived in Marcham since 1980. Before her retirement some years ago she had a successful career with a multinational company. She is an active member of The Marcham Society and has had special responsibility for its publications: the journal Coral Rag and the popular book Marcham Remembered.
Suzanne Crafer Trustee Director, Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Suzanne has lived in and around Marcham and its Parish since 1974. In 1996 she and her husband James were married in All Saints Church and for the last ten years she has combined family life with working from home providing business and marketing support to independent producers and retailers, as well as running a small bespoke food and kitchen equipment business. She has experience in making successful grant applications.
Joey Maclean Trustee Director with special responsibility for Fundraising
Joey has lived in Frilford for 44 years but has strong links with Marcham. She has been involved with Marcham Players (behind the scenes) for many years, and has organised two successful art exhibitions in the village. Joey's ‘day job’ is farm secretary at Collins Farm, Frilford.
Colin Trinder Trustee/Director
Colin is a third-generation resident of Marcham. He has lived in the village since 1971, and both of his children live locally. He was brought up in Abingdon and attended Abingdon School before taking an apprenticeship as a Quantity Surveyor. He has been freelancing in that occupation since 1978. For many years he has been involved with The Royal British Legion (Wootton Branch) and over the years has served as Branch Secretary, Treasurer and Poppy Appeal Organiser. He is the proud holder of an Associate Gold Badge.
Denise Asher Committee Member − Fundraising
Denise spent her first 10 years in Marcham bringing up three children whilst helping with Brownies and children’s groups in church. She then returned to teaching, working in local primary schools until 2002. She helped at the village pre-school for a short time and since then has helped at Marcham toddlers. She works with families who need support, as a volunteer for Homestart. Denise spent several years as a Governor of Marcham School and is a member of Marcham Church PCC. She has been one of the main organisers of both Great Marcham Weekends.
Sheila Dunford Committee Member – Fundraising
Sheila moved to Marcham with husband Eric and their three sons in 1980. She taught IT at the Manor Prep School, Abingdon for 17 years. She is a founder member of Marcham Society and was recently Chairman for three years. She is also a member of Marcham WI and helps with Marcham Cafe.
Meriel Lewis Committee Member − Communications
Meriel arrived in Marcham in 1998, having lived in Oxfordshire since 1983. She took over the editorship of Marcham and District News in 2003 and uses her experience in publishing to provide print and website assistance to local groups including MCG.