The Stepping Stones Trustee Board is responsible for oversight of the charity. This includes ensuring the charity is carrying out its purpose for the benefit of clients, complying with law and managing resources responsibly.

There are currently five Trustees, with the Board always keen to hear from passionate and skilled people who are interested in joining them. More information about becoming a trustee can be found here.

MARGARET SIMONS – DIRECTOR
Margaret is a Public Health Specialist independently employed with a particular interest in the population aspects of cancer. In addition to her work with Stepping Stones, Margaret holds other voluntary posts and works to raise funds for charities and community projects. She has been a Luton Borough Councillor, and a candidate for election to the European Parliament.

SIMON MURRAY
Simon is a Chartered Accountant who has been running his own practice since 1997. Married to Sarah for 26 years he has two adult children Rebecca and Louise. Outside of work his interests include sports of all kinds having transitioned from active footballer and cricketer to the more sedate role of spectator. Simon has been involved in volunteer roles with various sports clubs and his Church over many years and is pleased to be involved with Steeping Stones as a trustee.

NIKI TOFFIS
Niki worked in sales recruitment for 20 years as a Director, managing a very busy London office. She has been involved with Stepping Stones since their conception in 2008. Niki has been married to Paul for 28 years and they have a 7 year old daughter.

SHIRLEY CONNOR
Having qualified in Marketing, Shirley moved sideways into HR. She has supported Stepping Stones since its conception in various ways including supporting with administration and HR issues, organising Christmas celebrations as well as collection and storage of donated furniture and essential household items and delivering to the women and children of Stepping Stones as need arises.

CHERYL LUCAS
Full bio coming soon.

CHERYL ALLEYNE
Cheryl originally qualified in Hotel Management and spent a number of years working for hotel companies in the Caribbean. On her return she gained an MBA and a PhD in HR and Information Systems and her current career is a mixture of consultancy, lecturing, training and now being a trustee at Stepping Stones. She has an adult daughter, Kezia and enjoys gym classes, anything food related and writing novels.

Meet The Team