Challengers announces the appointment of two new Trustees – Danae Salwan and Lee Bennett

We’re excited to share that we have two wonderful new Trustees joining the Challengers Board. Please join us in welcoming Danae Salwan and Lee Bennett to Team Orange!  

As Trustees, Danae and Lee will play an important role in shaping the future of the charity by using their skills and experience to oversee our safeguarding procedures and help us enhance our fundraising potential. 

Meet Danae Salwan, our new Safeguarding Trustee 

Danae’s journey as a mother to a disabled son has led her to appreciate the mission of our charity. 

With her diverse professional background in banking and education, and her experience as a Governor for a primary school supporting the special needs unit for eight years, Danae is an exceptional addition to our team. We are honored to work with her and are confident that her dedication will inspire us all. Thrilled with her appointment, Danae said:

Danae Salwan

Meet Lee Bennett, our new Fundraising Trustee 

Lee Bennett

As the former CEO of The Brigitte Trust, The Garwood Foundation, and currently The Meath epilepsy charity, Lee has brought about positive change to the lives of many young people, and he is excited to do the same at Challengers through his Trustee position. 

 Lee has also played a significant role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Surrey as the former Chair of Trustees at The Mary Frances Trust. With his wealth of experience of working in the charity sector for over two decades, we look forward to seeing what valuable insights Lee can contribute to the team. Following his appointment, Lee said:

Our Trustees are volunteers who take on significant responsibilities and join our mission to transform the lives of disabled children, young people, and their families. If you’re interested in supporting Challengers, either as a Trustee or as Parent Ambassador, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.