Sandy Kerr, BCAc – Co-founder and Manager
Sandy has 35 years’ experience working in IT. Before founding Pass IT On in 2002, he was the ICT Coordinator for Leonard Cheshire Services in Edinburgh for 10 years, enabling clients with a wide range of disabilities to access computers.
Martha Lester-Cribb, BCAc – Co-founder and Volunteer
Martha is a sociologist and has worked in the third sector for over 30 years, with many years of experience working with people with disabilities. This includes her time as a researcher at the University of Stirling where she was involved in the development of the communication aid Talking Mats™.
She is a manager at Evaluation Support Scotland but still works as a volunteer for Pass IT On. She sits on the grants allocation panel for Shared Care Scotland’s Better Breaks fund and for five years was the Quality Officer with Befriending Networks.
Sandy and Martha were each awarded a British Citizen Award in January 2017 for their work with Pass IT On.
Damian Czop – IT Technician and Volunteer Co-ordinator
We’re really pleased to introduce Damian Czop as our new IT technician and Volunteer Co-ordinator. Damian has been volunteering regularly with Pass IT On, and applied for the job after Antonios was offered a full-time programming post elsewhere. Antonios will still be volunteering, so hasn’t left us altogether!
Damian moved to the UK from Poland four years ago, and is studying with the Open University. He’s passionate about software engineering and coding, and has some really exciting plans for volunteer learning and development.
Helen Russell – Administrator +
Helen worked for nearly twenty years as a curator at the National Library of Scotland before changing direction and moving to work in the voluntary sector as an Information Worker at the Special Needs Information Point, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
Helen joined Pass IT On in 2011. She studied computers, the internet and society at the Open University. In her spare time she enjoys photography and live music, and as a conservation volunteer in rural East Lothian she helps to monitor the welfare and wellbeing of a small band of Exmoor ponies on a conservation grazing project.
We have a group of regular volunteers from various walks of life – several of whom have been with us for more than ten years. We would not be able to deliver our service as effectively without them. Find out how you could become a volunteer with Pass IT On.
Our current trustees are Simon Maclaren, Ian Currie, Kirstin Corrie and Lydia Morrow. They bring a range of invaluable skills and experience to their role.