We’re delighted to welcome Amanda Strong to the Children First Derby Board of Trustees.

Amanda said:

"I am delighted to be appointed a Trustee of Children First Derby.

My passion for this local charity began a number of years ago and in 2019 I chose Children First Derby to be one of the five charities to receive £5,000 from the Mercia Image Print ‘30 days of giving’ challenge - which raised £30k in 30 days for local charities.

After recently stepping down as owner and Managing Director of Mercia Image Print after 32 years, I am looking to utilise my passion to succeed, business skills and contacts to help raise awareness and further support this incredible charity.

I am committee member of Derbys Finest - a group which encourages and supports women in business. And I have three children, now young adults.

I understand the challenges of bringing up three children under difficult circumstances and I am passionate about being able to help the charity support vulnerable children, young people, and families across Derbyshire.

I am excited to be part of this vital local charity and I look forward to seeing what the future holds."

Amanda joined the board of trustees in November 2021.

We’re sure she’ll be a huge asset to Children First Derby, and we’re thrilled to have her on board. Welcome to the team Amanda.