Meet our Trustees. These are the people that bring
you Bourne Free, and make it a success every year.
Chairman & Trustee
Area: The Triangle Arena
Read Louise's Bio
Louise Clarke (Clarkey) has been supporting Bourne Free since the very fist year it began and has always helped in the form of volunteering. About four years ago she then became a committee member and as of 2011 she became a trustee. Her main areas within Bourne Free are Fundraising, Community Liaison and the Main Arena and entertainment alongside Chris. Outside of Bourne Free Louise run’s and promotes nights/business’s and run’s her own pub/club nights. She is an avid sports fan especially the mighty Red Devils and local team AFC Bournemouth who she often attends matches with fellow trustee Chris.
Vice Chair & Trustee
Read Kelvin's Bio
Kelvin has been involved with Bourne Free for a number of years. His main interest is the Parade, but apart from that he works closely with local businesses inviting them to take part in sponsorship packages. Kelvin is very passionate about Bourne Free and makes sure that as many people as possible know about the charity and its work.
Trustee, Secretary & Treasurer
Area: The Bandstand
Read Neal's Bio
Neal became Secretary in 2014. Neal has been involved in Bourne Free for the last five years. Born and bred in Bournemouth Neal has been an active member of the community for over a decade. In his spare time, he likes reading, going to the cinema, holidays in the sun and more recently has a new found passion for all things ‘DIY’ If you see Neal or any of the crew out and about, come and say Hi. They’d all love to hear from you.
Area: Media & Press
Read Martyn's Bio
Martyn (Tosh) became Treasurer & Vice Chair in 2014, having been involved with Bourne Free as a volunteer and trustee since 2010. Tosh moved to Dorset in 2009, and became very involved with the community. Before being elected as Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner he was a Lay Member on the Bournemouth and Poole Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and a Panel member for Education Appeals in the area. He still does a lot locally – he is trustee of Bourne Free, Safewise, and chair of West Howe Community Enterprises. He is also honoured to be patron to local charities Actsfast and Turn Your Back. Tosh is also an operational advisor to the national charity Missing People. Tosh lives in Wimborne with his wife Debs, and he loves walking his dogs, fishing, gardening, and reading. He is responsible for arranging the Family afternoon at the Bandstand after the Parade.
Read Ben's Bio
Ben became a trustee in 2016 but has been apart of Bourne Free as a volunteer and committee member since 2014. Ben has been an LGBT rep for the company he works for and has organised and represented them in Prides up and down the country. Over the past few years Ben has been hugely influential with many local charities and local community groups as part of his job including Bourne Free and other LGBT groups. He has helped with the organisation, running and raising of thousands of pounds for many groups in Bournemouth, including Bourne Free and was asked to be a Trustee after Chris stepped down in 2016. Ben’s main areas within Bourne Free are Volunteers, VIP, Health & Safety and First Aid. Ben moved to Bournemouth for university and never left, he is a qualified RYA Day Skipper and loved heading to Gibraltar staying with his friends & family.