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If all eight billion of us made one uniting positive change, imagine how many problems could be solved. We are never insignificant if we work together.

Helen Ratcliffe – Chair 

A northerner by birth, Helen spent much of her professional life in London where she founded Chameleon, an award winning marketing communications company and brings her significant experience to Another Way. Selling the company and relocating to The Lake District increased and focused her interest in the outdoors and related environmental matters which can seem remote to the city dweller.

Helen’s focus is on creating and expanding the reputation of organisations and companies with key stakeholders and she has already worked with fellow trustees in the successful launch of Another Weigh, Penrith’s zero waste shop. Profits from the shop will support the work of Another Way. Helen is a member of The National Trust, The Woodland Trust, WWF and the Penrith Red Squirrel Society. In her spare time, she enjoys pottery and fell walking with husband Nick and wonder dog Aggie.

Emma and Chris Bray

We were inspired to become involved with Another Way by its founder, our daughter, Amy. She has given us hope that individual changes can make a meaningful difference if enough people are willing to make them. We want to empower other people to make those changes in their lives. Working in our shop, Another Weigh, we’ve had so many interesting conversations with people who are worried about the future of the planet and how that will affect their families. We want to show our children that we are doing all we can to help having been part of a generation that has been responsible for extensive damage to our environment.

Sara Chandran

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After graduating from the University of Reading, Sara campaigned to be elected as the Education Officer at Reading University Student’s Union. During this time, Sara proactively identified the academic Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic attainment gap and developed the first-ever conference to address the issue. The event hosted speakers from around the UK to speak on race in education, securing over 100 attendees, including students and senior academic staff. Following this, Sara worked at award-winning PR and Inclusive Marketing agencies, providing their expertise on diversity and inclusion, delivering bespoke consultancy to clients, and leading several workshops on various topics such as active allyship, microaggressions and privilege.Sara is the Founder of Fresh and Fearless, a diversity, equity and inclusion consultancy. It works to support businesses in creating workplace cultures where employees of all backgrounds feel seen, heard and valued. Since working in this space, Sara has recognised the intricate connection between DEI and environmental issues and wants to work on creating a sustainable future for all.

Ceri Holman

Ceri has worked in varied information and research-related roles as a qualified librarian for King’s College London, Breast Cancer Now, Hospice UK and in secondary school education. Her professional interests combine an enthusiasm for supporting information literacy and, increasingly, climate literacy skills. Ceri studied for an Environment MA in 2020; her thesis focused on sustainability education in schools.

Ceri sits on the Cumbria schools’ group for Lancaster University’s Morecambe Bay Curriculum. As the first Youth Projects Coordinator for the charity Cumbria Action for Sustainability, she has worked on climate projects involving individuals, schools, the local council and community groups.

Ceri is now a PhD candidate at York University, researching sustainability education that can lead to greater democratic engagement and agency for young people. Outside work, Ceri loves reading literature, spending time on the Cumbrian fells and coast, and enjoying Interrailing adventures with her family.

Ros Serelli

Ros is has been passionate about the environment from a young age, raising money for the WWF and leading a flower planting initiative in 70s London. Living in Epping Forest she spends hours exploring the woodland and the wildlife to which it is home.
Raised in inner city London, Ros is also a strong advocate for urban environment, protecting the green spaces within the City and encouraging young people to value the flora and fauna that is right on their doorstep.

Ros is a solicitor and also a Trustee of Kids Inspire and a Governor of Chigwell School.

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