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Key People

Meet our charity's team...

We are all from different backgrounds and walks of life, but we all collectively, and positively, work together to enrich and develop The Papillon Project. We are all very friendly, approachable, incredibly dedicated and really value each other's areas of experience and expertise. We also enjoy laughing at each others jokes and funny stories from time to time!

The Papillon Project is made of four main groups that make our charitable work possible:

1) Board of Trustees:

They have ultimate responsibility for The Papillon Project as a charity and are accountable to The Charity Commission.

2) The Leadership Group:

These people work together, as a diverse and super positive team, to run The Papillon Project on a day-to-day basis. Other than the School Projects Lead, all members of this group are unpaid volunteers. This incredibly dedicated group of people conduct the charity's work or help to raise crucial funds so we can continue to make our charitable work possible.

3) Our volunteers:

We are incredibly lucky to have a great many wonderful volunteers who are extremely dedicated to supporting our charitable work. From our school volunteers to our events volunteers, The Papillon Project simply would not run without these extremely kind people. Our most experienced school volunteers are given the title 'Allotment Guru' and they continue to support a school allotment project that is local to them. Some of our volunteers are also 'Buddies' (supportive friends) of the charity.

4) Our advisors, ambassadors and liaisons:

The charity is incredibly fortunate to have some brilliant individuals to help us conduct and connect our charitable work with the wider Norfolk community.

    • Simon Waller: Water engineer and irrigation advisor

    • Jeremy Buxton & Tim More: Farming community liaisons

    • Emily Stewart-Rayner: Norwich allotments liaison (Allotments officer & parks assistant for Norwich City Council)

    • Sam Garland: Horticultural advisor (Head Gardener at the Bishop's Garden, Norwich)

    • Dr Tom Fox: Woodwork and construction advisor

    • Prof Alan Davies: Master composter (professor emeritus of mathematics at University of Hertfordshire) 

    • The Revd. Keith Rengert: Diocese of Norwich (Church of England) liaison 

Please see profiles of Papillon Project trustees & lead roles below:

Peter W

Peter Waldron

Chairperson of The Papillon Project


Dr Diane Davies MBE

Trustee, Treasurer and Administrator of The Papillon Project


Debbie Palmer

Trustee of The Papillon Project

Daniel Kennedy

Daniel Kennedy

Trustee & Designated Safeguarding Lead at The Papillon Project

Matt (Summer 2020)

Matt Willer (PGCE, QTS)

School Projects Lead & Founder of The Papillon Project


Louis Johnson

Lead Film Biographer for The Papillon Project


George Bates

Papillon Project Co-Research Lead & Librarian

Fuchsia Wilkins

Fuchsia Wilkins

Communications Lead at The Papillon Project


Portia van de Braam

'Pap Up' Shop Lead (Papillon Upcycling Shop)

A & R

Alannah & Rhys Young

Papillon Project Upcycling Leads


Libby Fox

'Live at the Allotment' Lead


Graeme Tolley

Papillon Project's International Exchange Lead


Helen Fox

Papillon Project Events Lead

TPP Photo Holly B&W

Holly Chantrill-Cheyette

Co-Research Lead at The Papillon Project


Craig Perry

Project Assistant