BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Our Fundraising and Communications Team

FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER 

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Katy Harris
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Katy manages our Fundraising and Communications Team. She has worked at Small Woods since 2007, helping to establish the Actif Woods Wales social forestry programme in Wales in 2010.

Katy has a background in modern languages and a specialism in studying the environmental movement and social change. Her interest in wild places and forests stems originally from a year spent living and working near Lake Baikal in eastern Russia 20 years ago, while learning Russian. She has worked for environmental charities ever since, including the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid Wales where she managed the membership department. She enjoys being outdoors cycling, walking and gardening with her young family. 

 

Communications Coordinator

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Emma Goldsmith
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Emma has worked in the third sector for the past 17 years, in a range of settings from homelessness prevention to substance misuse. She spent three years as a communications manager for a mental health charity before joining Small Woods in September 2021. Her main role is supporting the communications team, whilst raising and maintaining the profile of the organisation. She ensures that approaches to communication are effective and consistent, including leading on branding, communication strategy and marketing. She is also a freelance photographer and is working on updating and expanding the image library.

Emma loves wild swimming, running, reading, photography and is a slave to the Yoga With Adriene channel on YouTube. Her favourite tree is an oak. 

Communications Officers

I-Cheng Austen

I-Cheng Austen
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I-Cheng  is the editor of our quarterly Smallwoods magazine and creates the members’ e-Newsletter, which goes out twice a month. In addition, she works on the communications for the Green Wood Centre site and on social media for the charity.

I-Cheng has a background in journalism and previously worked on newspapers in Lincoln, Plymouth and Dubai. She is based at our headquarters in Coalbrookdale. 

 

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Miriam Davies
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Miriam (Mim) is our graphic design lead, working with I-Cheng to produce our quarterly magazine, Smallwoods, as well as producing our publicity materials, from event posters to course brochures. She is also working on updating our website.

Her previous roles have been in the sustainability sector, including at the Centre for Alternative Technology and the Centre for Sustainable Energy. She loves Beech trees.

She enjoys trail walking and wild swimming and is passionate about learning Welsh. 

 

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Molly Rogers
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Molly’s background is in biological sciences and she is passionate about the environment, conservation and sustainability. She has recently completed a masters by research exploring bumblebees’ ability to sense electric fields, and she maintains an avid interest in insects. At Small Woods, Molly is part of the communications team and her responsibilities include supporting the organisation’s social media.

Outside of work, Molly likes to spend time in nature walking, birding and bug-hunting. She also enjoys languages and is happy to be learning Welsh. Her favourite tree is the English Oak; she loves the texture of its deeply fissured bark and the fact that is a vital home for so many species of invertebrate, bird and lichen.

Development Officer
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Julia Allinson
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Julia's work at Small Woods contributes to our fundraising and income generation. She has a background in sales and marketing in the hospitality sector and as a freelance fundraiser for small charities. 

Development and Delivery Officer

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David Reeve
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David began his working life as an archaeologist, specialising in the prehistory of Britain before chance led him into writing for television. For 21 years he ran his own media and PR company making programmes and designing communications campaigns for large clients in the professional sports, events, arts and environmental sector.

David project manages a number of programmes including the Succession Project, the Small Woods initiative on Biodiversity and is a regular contributor to Smallwoods magazine as well as helping to develop membership services and communications campaigns.

He has a BA in Archaeology & Prehistory and an MSc in Conservation and Forest Protection.

Courses
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Rustic Chair Making

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
  • 18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
Learn how to make a unique Rustic Chair out of hazel rods, with a woven seat. more...

Events
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Rollins Wood: Members Woodland Visit

  • Rollins Wood, near Stockport 11am - 1pm
  • 11 Jun 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
Rollins Wood is a 7.5-acre community-owned woodland in Marple Bridge, Stockport. Originally two grazing fields, it had been little used in recent years and had become an overgrown wildlife haven. Read More...