Changes at PWS! – Packed with Smiles

Changes at PWS! – Packed with Smiles

It’s all change at local children’s charity Packed with Smiles as they say goodbye to Chair of Trustees, Elle Beadle, as she leaves to focus on her other passion, the world of interior design.

Elle has been an integral leader during her 4-year tenure, taking the charity from small grassroots status to a campaign-winning, driven and dynamic organisation with a clear vision of the future.

Faith Horsley, Trustee says ‘Elle’s hard work, dedication and strong leadership has helped to shape Packed with Smiles into the charity it is today, and we would like to extend our huge gratitude to her as she moves forward to achieve other great things!’

Anna Baker, one half of the original founding pair, is taking on the Chair of Trustee’s role, and they are also delighted to welcome Jane Vernon Smith into the official role of Trustee, with a specific focus to build on their successful grant application wins and develop relationships with key funders.

Jane naturally progresses into this role since volunteering with the charity from early 2021, where she has written numerous successful funding bids using her 30-plus years of experience as a B2B writer and editor.

Anna Baker, Chair of Trustee’s says ‘We are thrilled to have Jane join us in an official capacity as Trustee.  The work she has done to date on grant writing has been invaluable to raising much-needed funds and this is where our focus will be for 2023’.

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk