Our Team

We specialise in self catering holidays for people with additional needs. 

Our dedicated team provide the base for you to create a holiday thats tailored to your needs and wishes.  We provide a blank canvas for you to build as much or as little into your holiday as you wish. 

The Beamsley Project Charitable Trust was set up by a group of individuals who belonged to Beamsley Methodist Church congregation before it closed.  They wanted to ensure that the building was put to good use and so the Beamsley Project was created.

Now the Project is managed by a group of dedicated Trusees who are committed to ensuring their legacy continues.  

Our aim is to provide good quality holiday accommodation that is fully accessible to everyone whilst maintaining low costs to our guests. 


 

Our Trustees

My name is Lynda.  Once I say “hello,” people seem to know I am Welsh. I was born and brought up in the valleys of South Wales, though I’ve lived in England all my adult   life. My family of children and grandchildren are now scattered up and down the country and wider, so I travel- and love playing with the children and exploring new areas.  I like embroidering pictures and swimming in my spare time, and most of all I am enthusiastic about walking. One of my delights has been to walk coast to coast through Wales, England, and Scotland. My work has been in primary school teaching first and then mainly as a counsellor in health care settings. It has been a huge learning experience.  I never cease to be amazed at the capacity of the human spirit to respond to what life can throw.  My faith has been challenged and has grown through those experiences.I have known about Beamsley since its early beginnings, but was nudged some years ago to get involved as a trustee. We work as a team with our different backgrounds and experiences, aiming to bring opportunity for families and groups to enjoy some fun, or relaxation here in our beautiful setting. To know that the young people have had an adventure, and that they and their families or carers have gone home happy, is a very good feeling for us all.

 

My name is Josephine. I was born in North London in Southgate in 1943. Family and Church life are very important to me as was my working life in the NHS for over 20 years. I worked in Bromley Primary Care Trust for Learning Disabilities as a Manager which was challenging, heart-rendering and a very rewarding experience

Since my retirement in 2006 I have been involved with 2 charities for Learning Disabilities.  The Beamsley Project - to provide holiday accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales and CTI 2000 - hands on running term time and holiday projects.  Both these charities involve different aspects of work but allow me to use my previous wealth of experience to help support them.

I was introduced to Beamsley by a former Trustee when I moved to Yorkshire from Kent in 2006, after he found out my previous career and knowledge.

I feel I have a lot of experience to offer/ support The Beamsley Project due to my background history. I am truly passionate about my involvement with learning disabilities and disabled people as we can learn so much from them as individuals and offer them practical skills for life which we often take for granted.In addition to my support as Trustee I am also an active member of The Friends of the Beamsley Project who work throughout the year to raise funds to support the Beamsley Bursary and refurbishment requirements.  I will always be committed in my involvement with the Project, as I feel I still have more to offer and look forward to finding new ways to expand ensuring our service is always available to everyone and improve the holiday experience for all our guests.

 

Married man approaching 3 score years and ten! Father of 2 andgrandfather of 4.  Northerner supporting Sunderland through thin and thinner!  Peace, justice, fairness and equality.  A Christian supporting Christian values where everyone matters.  A retired building society executive specialising in Customer Service and Figures.  Beamsley provides a wonderful, caring,  and specialised venue within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for those who are less able.  As Trustee/Treasurer and word-spreader!!

 

My wife and I became involved with the Beamsley Project almost 25 years ago. In those days it was all run by volunteers. Volunteers organised the funding and the bookings and also the cleaning of the building after visitors. The Friends of Beamsley Project continues this vital fund-raising work today. We had both spent our careers in various roles in education and this was useful in work with schools and youth groups. I was invited to become a Trustee and later Margaret became the first Warden responsible for the day to day running of the Project. I joined her later and for 10 years we worked together on the admin and looking after visitors. When I finally retired Margaret carried on as Warden organising the staff team and liaising with visitors. We have seen Beamsley grow from a few bookings a month to now having a 24 bed Centre and a separate 6 bed Cottage. We were also pleased to add a large field at the rear of the buildings to develop into a relaxing and accessible garden and wild area for picnics and exercise. As a trustee I am involved in fund raising, the development of policies and health & safety issues.