Our Structure

Garage Art Group is a registered charity, no. 1071979.

Our charity information and accounts can be found through the Charity Commission website. 

We have a Board of Trustees who scrutinise the Group's work to ensure that we are using funds correctly and providing services in line with our aims and objectives.  

Our Trustees are recruited to this voluntary position because they have skills that can help the charity to fulfil its duties. 

Trustees

Gary White

Business Owner

Alison Tomkotowicz

I have been involved with Garage Art Group for many years. Firstly in my working career for the NHS Psychiatric Service in Evesham. As part of their recovery I introduced service users to the group and it was a revelation to see the difference it made to their wellbeing. I have continued to support Garage Art Group in my retirement as a Trustee. I help to support students emotionally and promote the benefits of this wonderful organization by networking to the community.

Alan Booth

Evesham Town Councillor

Jane Bunting

I have a long association with Garage Art (19 years) as a member, fundraiser and now a Trustee.  I have benefitted from being a part of Garage Art, both mentally and socially. 

Reporting to the Board of Trustees is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nichola Margetts. The CEO is delegated responsibility for the day to day running of the organisation. 

The Deputy CEO, Pam White, works with and assists the CEO.

The CEO and Deputy CEO meet monthly with the Management Committee who include a trustee, current group participants, tutors, local professional support and volunteers.

Art Tutor

Pam White

Pam is our Deputy CEO, has worked at Garage Art Group since 2001 and has a wealth of experience working with people who have mental health problems, physical disabilities and additional learning needs. Pam has a degree in art with psychology and a FENTO teaching certificate. She has worked with homeless teenagers, in schools and on a neurological ward in a hospital. In her own time, Pam has exhibited her own art widely throughout the West Midlands and is enjoying fusing and slumping glass!

Art Tutor

Nichola Margetts

Nicky is our CEO and has worked at Garage Art Group since 2010, with a variety of groups, including those aimed at adults with additional learning needs. Nicky has a master's degree from the Royal College of Art and exhibited widely. She has school SEND experience and has delivered art and craft sessions for all ages and abilities in a variety of settings. These include art sessions for the visually impaired, adults with physical disabilities, within care homes for older people, school art and textile workshops, and as Westminster Abbey manager of the Brass Rubbing Centre!

Art Tutor

Bridie Austin

Bridie has a master’s degree in art psychotherapy practice and is an experienced arts therapist and arts activity facilitator. She has worked with all ages and abilities in a variety of settings, and is currently the tutor for a group aimed towards adults with additional learning needs.

Art Tutor

Terina Lippitt 

Terina has been involved with Garage Art Group for many years, has helped with fundraising and worked with a variety of groups, including adults with additional learning needs and creative writing. She has a humanities and art history degree, previously owned an art shop / gallery and is a qualified music teacher.

Fundraiser

Michael Burnett

Secretary

Deborah Whitehouse

Deb is our Secretary and ran our children's art class. She has years of experience working with children in educational settings.

Treasurer / Bookkeeper

Trish Wilkinson

Charity Facilitator

Elizabeth Phillips

Elizabeth is a Falmouth University graduate in English with Creative Writing, and has been an illustrator since 2017. 

Cleaning technician

Jane Knuckley

DBS checks are carried out in line with the Group's safeguarding policies.

We are very lucky to have a team of wonderful volunteers, who help with administration, fundraising, marketing, help organise our social events and provide support during art sessions.