Babs Plumbridge (Chair)

Trustee from 2019

Born in 1946, married to Nick for 51 years with 2 children (ages 45 and 47), and 3 grandchildren (ages 17,15 and 13). Now retired back to her hometown of Poole.

Her last job prior to retirement was a Practice Manager of a Solicitors Firm in Leyland Lancashire. During her “working life”, she had various volunteer posts, including CAB Advisor, Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor, Trustee of Blackburn Children Homes.

In her retirement, she works for Dorset Healthcare Trust as an Expert by Experience, facilitating training courses for both staff and carers, also with Dorset Mental Health Forum, she is a Carer Peer Specialist, supporting Carers of those with mental health problems. An active member of Poole Rotary, she has just finished a year as Joint President of the Club.

She enjoys singing and each Wednesday takes a little choir of patients and a few staff at St Anns hospital. She also belongs to the Carers Choir.

She enjoys crafts, knitting, and crochet and likes making twiddle muffs for dementia patients as well as hats for premature babies.


Councillor Ted Taylor

Trustee from 1995

Ted’s background has been in Youth Work. He was a youth worker for over 30 years, first as a centre-based worker then as a Detached Youth Worker, and took early retirement to become a Local Ward Councillor and was elected in 1996. His skills lie in creating effective relationships with people and also working relationships with agencies and organisations be it in the voluntary or statuary sector. His background has enabled him to spread the work of EDAS around the community, helping to develop the work that the organisation delivers.

Dr Marc Del-Lano

Trustee from 2008

Marc is a qualified solicitor who is a Partner at Aldridge Brownlee LLP specialising in Commercial Property and Business Law.  Marc has advised EDAS on a number of legal issues and was formally Vice-Chair of the Board. Marc is also a qualified FA coach and coaches goalkeeping at local coaching company Between The Sticks, to children and adults. Marc is also a keen advocate for Organ Donation having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the cause. active member of Poole Rotary, she has just finished a year as Joint President of the Club.


Lucy Sanger

Trustee from 2021

After moving from Poole in 2011, Lucy moved to Wimborne with her husband, son, and two dogs where she now also has an office in Wimborne Town Centre. Whilst working in the industry for many years, and after qualifying as an Accounting Technician (AAT) in 2000 and then qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004, Lucy set up her own accountancy practice in 2005 providing accountancy and payroll services for a range of limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals.   


If you are interested in becoming an EDAS trustee we would love to hear from you, please contact Dr Mindy Bartlett on 01202 612892 or for more information.

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