Warrington Disability Partnership

Our President, Vice Presidents and Patrons

Pam Thompson

Role: Honorary President

Special Interests: Disability Awareness Day, Fundraising and Community Engagement and Caravans

About Pam Thompson:
Pam is married to our founder and Chief Executive Dave Thompson. Although Alan, Eric and Dave are accredited with being the founders of WDP, Pam worked tirelessly in supporting the guys; often acting as driver and supporter attending meetings, undertaking access audits and training, plus anything else that was needed. Today Pam is a member of the DAD Management Team and a regular supporter of fundraising events. At our 21st Anniversary meeting the Board of Trustees presented Pam with the title of Honorary President in recognition for her continuing commitment to WDP, DAD and DTC. Pam’s proudest moment was having a one to one conversation with Her Majesty the Queen, when Dave and Pam were invited to Buckingham Palace as part of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services celebrations.

Terry Wadsworth

Role: Honorary Vice President

Special Interests: Computers, IT and Communication Systems

About Terry Wadsworth:
Terry helped out with the development of WDP’s extensive Computers, IT and Communication Systems, through an advisory role that are now the envy of dozens of visiting 3rd sector organisations. Terry had a gift of finding cost effective solutions to problems. He served as a Trustee for over a decade until he stood down in 2014 due to ill-health. In recognition for his unwavering commitment to WDP and DTC the Board of Trustees presented Terry with the title of Honorary Vice President

Karen Beaton

Role: Honorary Vice President

Special Interests: Disability Awareness Day Sports Zone and Party in the Park

About Karen Beaton:
Karen was a member of the DAD Management Team actively supporting the administration and co-ordination of the Sports Zone and Party in the Park. She served as a Trustee and was a volunteer in the CIL Showroom for nearly a decade until she stood down in 2014 due to ill-health. In recognition for her continuing commitment to DAD and WDP the Board of Trustees presented Karen with the title of Honorary Vice President.

Patrons

  • Professor Steven Broomhead – Current Chief Executive at Warrington Borough Council and Ex-Chief Executive at North West Development Agency
  • Dr Naser Fouad DL - Ex NHS Consultant, Chair and owner of St George Healthcare Group and Chair of St Mark Universal Copts Care
  • Mrs Hala Fouad - Director of St George Heathcare Group and Deputy Chair of St Mark Univeral Copts Care
  • Kathy Cowell OBE DL – Current Chair of Manchester NHS Trust,ex Chair of Your Housing Group and extensive knowledge and experience in the NHS, 3rd Sector and Cabinet Office
  • Liz Smith – Retired borough councillor with extensive knowledge and experience of social care
  • Lord Doug Hoyle – Ex-MP for Warrington and active in the House of Lords
  • Cllr Mike Hannon – Ex Deputy Leader of Warrington Borough Council, Ex-Mayor. Extensive knowledge and experience of community networking
  • Pete Pinnington – Ex-radio presenter (WIRE FM), now owner of Pete Pinnington Presents, specialising in audio, visual and events organising. Hosted events at DAD for over a decade
  • Peter Ives – Key member of Birchwood Lions, ex-president of branch and zone. Active in fundraising and community engagement, member of DAD Management Team
  • Ryan Atkins – Professional rugby league player with Warrington Wolves

WDP President Mrs Pam Thompson

WDP Vice President Mr Terry Wadsworth

WDP Vice President Ms Karen Beaton