Meet our Trustees
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Donald Anderson is a founding trustee of Space2face Shetland and has been the Chairperson since the founding of Space2face Shetland. He also works part time as a teacher of English and part time as a therapist. When he is not teaching or counselling he writes poetry and songs, plays in a band, occasionally performs in local drama, and goes fishing for trout.
I joined the board of Space2face Shetland in 2020 after a period of volunteering with the charity. Having grown up in Shetland, I now split my time between Shetland and London where I work for a small charity. My experience in the third sector means I’m used to manipulating small (almost non-existent) budgets and getting the most out of them to deliver great fundraising. As the youngest board member, I also help advise our on our social media pages. My favourite hobbies include discovering new brunch restaurants and running that brunch off by training for the 2022 London Marathon!
I was asked if I would serve as a trustee and joined the Board in 2021. Previously I had attended a Space2face Shetland information day and a fundraising dinner. Born and brought up in Shetland, I spent some time in the Western Isles and the Borders as a secondary teacher, returning to Shetland in 1990 to work in local government. When our children came along, I took a career break then returned to teaching in Shetland College. Currently I am working with Advocacy Shetland, helping to give a voice to vulnerable people. My hobbies include knitting, local history and walking.
I first become aware of Space2face when a friend and I attended the charity’s annual seminar in 2015. Hearing people’s stories of how restorative practices had transformed lives and outlooks, was inspirational. I continued following Space2face and 2 years later, became a Trustee. In 2018 I set up my own business and have become quite good at juggling lots of different demands. I like organising events, especially those involving cake! Recently, I achieved a long-held ambition to go open water swimming and now really look forward to my early morning swims.
I first became aware of Space2face when our family was involved with Restorative Justice in Shetland. We were the 'people harmed', and the 'person responsible' was very keen to make amends and try and restore the relationship. The Gift that was made for us was wonderful, and very personal, and said so much that they couldn't put into words. It remains to this day a sign of gratitude and hope for the future. When I was asked to become a trustee of S2f I was very happy to do so, and help promote in any way restorative justice practices in Shetland. Most of my activities involve my faith, the garden, cooking, mosaics, and Papa Stour!
I first became aware of Restorative Justice while studying the Penal System at University and was totally inspired by the whole concept. In my role as a Lecturer at Shetland UHI I became involved with Space2face when they came in as guest speakers to my Criminology class. I started taking part in their annual seminars, took part in training in restorative practice, and was delighted to be asked to join the Board of Trustees in 2017. In my spare time some of my interests are walking, knitting, baking, voluntary work and travel.