Our Trustees

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    Courtney Shapiro

    Courtney is a local parent and her involvement with WPCA began at our One O’Clock club with her children. She has over 25 years’ experience working within the financial services industries and is currently Global Head of Brands for an international firm.  She brings invaluable expertise to our marketing and strategic planning.

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    John Purcell
    Vice Chair

    John’s long involvement with WPCA began when his children used to go to the After School Club.   He belongs to the National Guild of Master Craftsman and set up his own carpentry and joinery business in 2008. He uses his knowledge of buildings to give us valuable advice on everything to do with our buildings and our building project.

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    John Uden

    Originally from Lancashire, John has been living in the area for over 24 years. He served as Chair of governors at Yerbury Primary school for 8 years and has been a trustee of WPCA for several years.  He trained as a regional planner and worked in various public and voluntary sector organisations until his retirement. 

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    Elizabeth Case

    Liz brings marketing and best practice skills to the board.  She has been a parent governor at Yerbury School and is a trustee of Friends of Whittington Park. She is committed to making sure community groups are inclusive and welcoming.

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    Janet Burgess MBE

    Janet has lived in Tytherton Road since 1988 and has been involved with the Centre for over 25 years. She is Councillor for Junction Ward and Deputy Leader of the Council. Her role on the Council is to promote health and wellbeing. One of her key aims for the Centre is that it reaches  isolated people and offers a welcoming and healthy experience.

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    Beatrice Coker

    Beatrice has lived locally for over 30 years.  On turning 60 she became the 55+ Social Club representative on the board. She was a nurse for 30 years and has always been a community activist.  She volunteered for SureStart and is a member of both Islington and  Greater London Pensioners Forum and the Link.  

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    Ghizela Modood

    Ghizela’s media and event management experience ranges from journalism to production and location management.  She has worked on a broad range of TV and radio programming for BBC, C4, ITV, Sky, independent production companies and international TV and radio stations. 

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    Alison Ruddock

    Alison has been a supporter of WPCA since the 70’s. She was particularly involved in managing the Centre’s adventure playground in the late 70’s and early 80’s. She lives locally and her children were regular users.  She brings valuable experience from her work in local government with children and her roles have included Head of Play Service (Hammersmith and Fulham) and Head of Early Years from 1994-2011 at Islington Council.

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    Jeetendra Solanki

    Jeetendra lives locally with his family and has over 20 years experience in the investment banking and financial services industry. He brings extensive experience in financial analysis and financial planning. When not working or volunteering Jeetendra likes to spend his time playing golf, running, travelling and coaching cricket

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‘To provide a welcoming and well-run centre for individuals and groups in Islington to sustain and develop a vibrant community’.

Help us today to continue to serve the generations for generations.

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Whittington Park Community Association, Yerbury Road,

London N19 4RS

020 7272 1847

Charity No: 1114033

Company No: 05099915

Whittington Park Community Association

Our multi-use community centre is located in

Whittington Park, Islington, North London.

We provide 

  • a welcoming space for all ages to enjoy classes and activities

  • services for early years, youth and older people

  • a community café

  • rooms to hire for classes, social events and meetings.   

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