Ring in the new

19 December 2018

With the New Year on the horizon, and its theme of looking back and to the future, we have some heartfelt thanks to give for an outstanding contribution to the charity and a warm welcome back as well.

Firstly, John Martin, our Chair of Trustees, is retiring from the role after dedicating an amazing 42 years to the charity.

We are sorry to see him go but hugely grateful for his tireless work supporting our strategic direction as a Trustee, leading the Board of Trustees and representing the charity at many events.

Not only has he been incredibly generous with his time over the years but he’s also raised thousands of pounds for the charity through many cycling challenges and other fundraising activities. He has also delighted the children in the guise of a certain gentleman in red each Christmas.

John has said he will continue to support us going forward and we look forward to seeing him and Helmi (below with John) at many events in the future.

Helmi and John Martin

We’re also delighted to welcome back James Thompson (below), who has been appointed as our new Chair.  James brings a wealth of expertise and has a long history with CPotential, having been our Chief Executive from 2000 – 2008.


James says: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role. I support CPotential because I know the value of its work, because of the vital difference it can make to the lives of young children and because of the dedication and commitment of its staff.”

Jo Honigmann, CPotential CEO, says: “An insightful and innovative thinker, James is an excellent business strategist, with many years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. We’re delighted that he is joining us again, albeit in a different role, to support the work of the charity going forward.”


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