Meet the team behind our fundraising activities.

David Froud

Founder and Trustee

Charlie’s Dad. With Heather, David set up the charity to keep Charlie’s memory alive in a positive way. He was, and still is committed to supporting the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue, as a way of thanking them for all they did when the plane came down in the Wicklow Mountains.

David is constantly thinking up new ways to raise funds; some are inspired, some are just plain crazy but it is fun to hear about them anyway! His enthusiasm means many people sign up to madcap adventures and challenges that put them seriously outside their comfort zone, all for the Foundation.

Getting to know you...
Where is your happy place?
"Home"
Your favourite movie?
"Long Good Friday"
Inspirational quote:
"The three most important things in life – every day do one thing that scares you, learn one thing new, and most importantly, laugh a lot!"

Heather Froud

Founder and Trustee

Charlie’s Mum. With David, Heather set up the charity to create something good out of the awful tragedy of the accident that took Charlie’s life in October 2008.

Her main role is administration and making sure everyone is fed, although she did cycle the gruelling 240-mile challenge that was ‘Cycle For Charlie 2018’.

Getting to know you...
Where is your Happy Place?
"Cromhall Quarry, a beautiful place in the South Gloucestershire countryside. Open water swimming there feels like going on holiday for an hour; it recharges your soul"
Your favourite band?
"Abba – don’t judge me ☺ turned up really loud, I can pretend I can sing!"
Inspirational quote:
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it" Charles Sindoll.

Georgia Froud

Trustee

Charlie’s sister. She is the Charity’s creative guru; Georgia has filmed many challenges, hosted a pop-up art gallery event and created the foundation’s logo.

Getting to know you...
Your favourite movie?
"Titanic is my most watched movie, sometimes only the first half– lame I know! " "More recently I loved Peanut Butter Falcon"
Your favourite band?
"This changes too often to pick."
Inspirational quote:
"Everything will be O.K. in the end, if it’s not O.K., it’s not the end" John Lennon.

David Todd

Trustee

A Trustee since the beginning, he’s always there to lend a hand ☺ Toddy has led all the training rides for both of the cycle fundraising events; most have which involved welsh hills – lots of them! Oh, and rain too.

Getting to know you...
Your favourite hobbies?
"Cycling…" funny that! "…and fishing"
Your favourite movie?
"An old classic – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot"
Inspirational quote:
"The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work!" Sir Alex Ferguson

Sarah Todd

Trustee

Sarah officially joined the Trustees in early 2020 but has been first to put up her hand to help since the very beginning. She was the lone girl to ride the 2015 Cycle for Charlie and was then a huge encouragement and inspiration to seven more who joined her in 2018!

Getting to know you...
Your favourite hobbies?
" Cycling, horse riding, reading, drinking wine (not whilst doing the first two!)"
Your favourite band?
"Britpop-tastic Blur"
Inspirational quote:
"Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich – for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind and freedom from anxiety?" Thomas Moore

Steve Forss

Trustee

100% committed to whatever he does, whether it is white-water Kayaking in Ireland, selling raffle tickets or driving a support bus for hundreds of miles behind the cyclists to keep them safe! Steve is always smiling, always there with a reassuring word – a bundle of positive energy.

Getting to know you...
Where is your happy place?
"Trevone Bay in Cornwall"
Your favourite movie?
"Shawshank Redemption"
Inspirational quote:
"Always be glass half full not half empty” and “always have just one more"☺

Mark Stuart

Trustee

The Foundation’s social media whiz, Mark keeps everyone posted on upcoming events and news. He is also brilliant at technical support – from Virgin Giving to Facebook, from collating the presentation for Annual Ball to creating on-line fundraising challenges! Not just our ‘techy’ he is also at the front of queue to sign up for any challenge going and oh so competitive ☺

Getting to know you...
Where is your happy place?
"Spending quality time with my family and friends"
Your favourite band?
Dire Straits
Inspirational quote:
"You can’t expect anyone to love you, until you love yourself and why shouldn’t you"… (inspires me the most to inspire others)

Charlie's stars

Charlie’s Star is an annual award for someone who has done something very special for the Foundation, either for an individual event or for ongoing hard work or fundraising.

Belinda Hurdle

for being the Foundation’s Accountant since the beginning! Producing all the information required by the charities commission. Belinda’s hard work has been done on a purely voluntary basis since the beginning.

The Tough Mudders

an amazing group of Charlie and Ayman’s school friends who support the foundation year after year, including entering the Tough Mudder at Badminton in 2019! Tom Edwards, Becci Walsh, Ricky Williams, Bobbie Cann, Dan Parsons, Sammie Jervase, Dane Cook and Max Lawrey. They also add lots of glitz and glamour to the Ball every year.

Tony Edwards

for always being there. He was one of the water skiers in 2012, has cycled both times we rode to Ireland, and is the best raffle ticket seller ever! If we ever need a hand setting up, or doing the unglamorous jobs, he is there with a smile.

Dave and Sarah Todd

the award was given to them for their amazing work to train the cyclists for both the 2015 and 2018 ‘Cycle for Charlie’ which was no mean feat! Some of us were 1st time cyclists and did not have a clue what we had let ourselves in for but Sarah’s kindness and encouragement along with Toddy’s relentless need to see us go up and down Welsh hills in pouring rain, got us all match fit.

The Forss Family

just after Charlie died, Joe Forss wanted to help us raise some money for the Glen of Imaal Mountain rescue. His idea was to sing carols on the village green on Christmas Eve and to sell Christmas cards (he was 12 at the time). From that brain wave, ‘Carols in the Village’ was born. This has been a lovely way to bring supporters together and raise some money over the years. Joe’s sisters and Mum: Georgie, Sophie and Kate, rode the gruelling Cycle for Charlie 2018 and Steve has been ‘Vehicle Support’ for the cyclists (twice), driving at 12 miles an hour for 240 miles each time! He has also kayaked the Barrow river and become a Trustee (amongst many other things). Their enthusiasm for all things CFF is awesome and very infectious!

Richard Foley

he doesn’t like the limelight but is always there, willing to lend a hand. Producing unique raffle items that raise amazing amounts of money; he was also a part of the Kayaking team and, against his better judgement, he also rode to Ireland in 2018.

Caroline Stuart

Caroline ran both the London Marathon and the Green Man Run in aid of the Charlie Froud Foundation, raising thousands of pounds by her superhuman efforts. She also cycled to Ireland even though she hates cycling!

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