The Trustees

The Alderholt Community Fund is managed by the Trustees of the Alderholt Community Charitable Trust. The Trust was registered by the Charity Commission on 24 May 2016, with the Registered Charity Number 1167313.

The Trustees currently include:

Eleanor Morgan – Chairperson

Eleanor grew up in Surrey and has lived in various places in the UK, USA and Europe.  She moved to Alderholt in 2006 and has found that it’s the first place she has lived with a real, warm community spirit.  She is involved in putting on the ReCreate events and other St James’ Church activities; and has previously served on the St James’ First School Governing body and Sunbeams Committee.

She has a background in Advertising and Marketing, spent a number of years as a full-time parent and is now a Pilates Therapist.

 Eleanor is married to Simon and has three school-aged children, a dog and a gecko.

Alison Routley

Alison moved to Alderholt in 2004 with her husband Jason and enjoys life in a semi rural village. Her first experience of the Alderholt community started with their wedding in 2005 at St James Church and has continued through supporting Jason’s involvement on the Parish council and his role as a Trustee and former chairman of the Village Hall. Many nights have been spent helping behind the bar and soaking up the atmosphere at Village Hall events! In addition to this, her daughter has enjoyed Rainbows, Brownies and numerous parties at both the Village Hall and the Reading Rooms.

As an Insolvency Practitioner, Alison has extensive experience of corporate life and now works part time for a local Insolvency practice in Ringwood. She welcomes the opportunity to” give something back” by becoming involved with a local charity supporting community projects and looks forward to being able to make a difference. 

Jo Anderson

Jo grew up in the Wimborne area, but lived in Yorkshire, Hampshire and California before moving to Alderholt with her family in 2006. Both her sons attended Sunbeams and St James’ First School, and Jo was a member of the Sunbeams management committee for several years. She worked in Alderholt Co-op when the children were small, and was a tutor at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne. She now works for an independent online retailer in Cranborne and is a co-founder of The Green Gram Community Refill Shop in Fordingbridge.

Adrian King

Adrian was born in the parish and has lived in the village since 1978 with his wife Val. They have two grown-up sons that have attended the school system in East Dorset. Adrian has been a Treasurer, Secretary, Deacon and Boys Brigade Leader at Alderholt Chapel and has also been on several local Chapel Trusts.

He has worked in Electronic Manufacturing all his life. After an apprenticeship with the MOD, Adrian was a Test Engineer with Racal. More recently he has been a Quality Assurance Inspector with a local company. He “retired” in 2017 but is still employed on a Zero Hour Contract!

Adrian’s passion is Local History, and he was a committee member of the Verwood Historical Society until it disbanded in 2016. He was also a Cub Leader in the village Scout Group. Adrian is looking forward to the privilege of serving as a Trustee with the Alderholt Community Fund.

Zoe Martin

Zoe moved to Alderholt as a child and attended both St. James First School  and St. James Church. After a decade living overseas, she returned to the village 4 years ago to join her family and raise her twins who attend the same school, where she is also the PTA Chairperson.

Caroline Morris

I have lived in Alderholt for the last 15 years. Prior to this I lived in Fordingbridge where we brought up our family. I retired from nursing 4 years ago but have recently returned to help out with the vaccination programme, which has been very rewarding.

My husband and I enjoy walking and exploring the countryside. I also enjoy cycling and open water swimming. My own children benefitted enormously from local clubs and sports facilities as they were growing up. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the community by helping to allocate funds to local organisations.

Simon Upton

Simon moved to Alderholt with Robina his wife and their family in 2005. As an Army child who moved regularly part of his schooling was in Wiltshire and Dorset. After leaving University Simon had a full career in the Army living in England, Europe and North America. He is now semi-retired having recently completed 13 years as Operations Director of a military charity.

Simon is also the Alderholt Coordinator of the Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion.

Former Trustees

We are very grateful to the following former trustees for their hard work in setting up the Trust, assessing applications and guiding new Trustees:

James Grazebrook OBE

Norman Jones

Roy McCrudden

Mike Whiteley

Kate MasonSecretary

Marcus Trinick KC

The Alderholt Community Fund is administered by Alderholt Community Charitable Trust, Registered Charity Number 1167313.

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