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Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors help to raise awareness of our work by attending events to talk about our work and encourage others to get involved in fundraising activity. This is a really important role as it helps us to reach new people, inspire new fundraising activity, and thank our supporters for the work they are doing.


Ashleigh Plumptre

Ashleigh is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Leicester City in the FA Women's Championship.

Dean Hammond and

Dean Hammond

Martin has extensive experience in the leisure and hospitality sector, following a successful career in hotel management. After being elected to President of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Martin decided to change career and take up the role of Group Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Chamber (including CEO of Business Link, Leicestershire).


After leaving the Chamber in 2014 to set up his own consultancy business, Martin also took on a number of non-executive roles including Chairman of Menphys, Chairman of the King Richard lll Visitor Centre Trust, Chairman of The Forest Experience Ltd, and Deputy Chairman of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.


Louis Harrington

Ian has lived in Leicestershire for over 20 years and is married with two sons. A keen sports fan, he is a season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers with one of his sons and an avid supporter of his local rugby club in Syston.  A Chartered Engineer, he has held various senior management positions in both large corporate organisations and SMEs prior to taking up the role of CEO with Menphys in November 2018.  He is passionate about the local community and has been involved in a number of significant fundraising initiatives over the past 10 years.

Matt Piper

Liam has worked in Fundraising and Marketing since 2012. Having spent nearly a decade in corporate environments Liam's passion for fundraising grew out of personal tragedy in 2012. He spent four years at Dorothy Goodman School, where he was responsible for raising awareness of the aims and aspirations of children and young people with SEND whilst raising funds to enrich their lives and education.


Mischa Rodgers

Jessica is an experienced Service Delivery Manager, working with children, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. She manages a range of areas in the voluntary and community sector at Menphys through inclusive clubs, accessible work experience, holistic therapies, physical activity, sensory and creative experiences, collaborating with specialist organisations and providing support, respite and signposting for families.


Reuben Joseph-Walker

Suzy is our Centre Manager and oversees the operations of the Centre, including Health  & Safety and Compliance, Function Room Hire and General Management of the Coffee Shop, Charity Shops and Library.

Suzy has a successful background in Cafe ownership and her Business Management skills are a key part in managing the Menphys Hub. Suzy is passionate about the community and delivers top-notch customer service at the Menphys Hub to make people feel right at home. 


Ellie Grudgings

Young Ambassador 

Ellie is Menphys young ambassador and works alongside the marketing team as marketing assistant, helping with preparation of events and running of social media accounts. Ellie is recognised role model to her peers being awarded DimensionsUK, Autism and Leaders List 2019 for her valuable work within the community and delivering disability awareness talks to school assemblies. Ellie is proud to work for Menphys an employer that embraces her abilities.