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.
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.
Evesham Town Councillor
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 clients, tutors, local professional support and volunteers.
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 learning difficulties. 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!
Nicky is our CEO and has worked at Garage Art Group since 2010, with a variety of groups, including those aimed at adults with learning difficulties or disabilities.
Nicky has a master's degree from the Royal College of Art and exhibited widely. She has school SEN 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!
Deb is our Secretary and runs our children's art class. She has years of experience working with children in educational settings.
Bridie works with one of our groups aimed towards adults with learning difficulties. She has a master’s degree in art psychotherapy practice and is an experienced arts therapist and arts activity facilitator. Bridie has worked with all ages and abilities in a variety of settings.
Craft & Textiles / Relief Tutor
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 learning difficulties and creative writing. She has a humanities and art history degree, previously owned an art shop / gallery and is also a qualified music teacher.
Terina is currently a committee member, runs our craft & textiles session and stands in for other tutors when needed.
Treasurer / Bookkeeper
DBS checks are carried out in line with the Group's safeguarding policies.