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Christmas Care is a registered charity (number - 1131756) run by a small committee of Trustees and co-opted volunteers that coordinates all the volunteers, donations and everything else needed to enable the guests to be so well looked after over the festive season.  The current Trustees are shown below.

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John Jensen - Chairman & Trustee


John has been supporting Christmas Care since 2015 and became a Committee member in 2019.  As well as supporting the charity, John also volunteers as a Coach of Kingsdown Lions FC and oversees two girls youth teams. John enjoys the volunteer work he does and sees it as a way of helping improve the lives of young and vulnerable people in the community.

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John Davidson - Treasurer & Trustee


John has served as Christmas Care’s Treasurer since 1999, and has been a Trustee since 2009.  He also:

  • is currently a volunteer in the Prospect Hospice warehouse; and

  • volunteered for 20 years with Swindon’s breakfast club for the homeless, Big Breakfast +, including many years serving as a member of the Management Committee.

He is an active member of Swindon’s Dorcan Church, currently a Trustee on the Church Council.  He has previously served as Council Chair and as a Church Warden.

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Victoria Hellyer - Webmaster & Trustee

Victoria has been helping at the charity since the mid “noughties”, became a Committee member in 2013 and a Trustee in 2017.


Victoria currently works with her husband in digital marketing, and worked most of her career as a chartered surveyor / web professional for Drivers Jonas Deloitte.  She is responsible, inter alia, for Christmas Care’s website.

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Harriet Scott - Trustee


Harriet has been a volunteer at Christmas care for the last 4 years. She became a Committee member 2017 and in January 2019 was appointed a new Trustee of Christmas Care. Harriet has grown up and lived in Swindon and surrounding areas her whole life and is passionate about helping the vulnerable and homeless. She brings organisation and new ideas to the team.

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Betty Spence - Life President

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Betty Spence, shortly before Christmas 2023. Betty was the inspiration and founder of Christmas Care.  The details of her funeral are given here.

She was a founding Trustee when it was formally registered as a charity and has been key to building it up to the standing it has in Swindon today.  She was honoured with one of the first Pride of Swindon awards in 2010 for her achievements.


Betty became Life President of Christmas Care in January 2014.

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