Meet the Team
Project Founder / CEO / Director
‘I created the Leg Up Project as a direct response to the heart-breaking number of men taking their own lives, some good friends included'.
Kev left the military after 7 years of service due to a knee injury, his transition back into civilian life would turn out to be a very difficult process, but it would eventually lead him into a new career in education.
During his 15 years of being on the frontline of teaching he would realise that wellbeing was absolutely crucial to raise performance and realise potential. Not only for the learners, but also for teachers, education leaders, and support staff alike.
This belief was further supported as he focused on wellbeing, behaviour, and motivation during his time as a lecturer and coach on the PGCE course at the University of Derby.
'Even on our darkest days we need to take steps forward, no matter how small. The only way to make positive change is to take positive action’.
Partnership, Referrals, and Services Co-ordinator
Nicky is our designated point of contact for the co-ordination of meetings and partnerships between The Leg Up Project and outside / external agencies, bodies, or organisations i.e., the NHS, other VCSE sector bodies. She is responsible for managing and maintaining the relationships between The Leg Up Project and external partners, including giving them any information that they require.
Our board of Directors is made up of local, community minded individuals who live and breathe the ethos of The Leg Up Project. They are committed, dedicated and passionate and growing the project, its objectives and outcomes.
Dr Gary Redfeather