Our Trustees

T-21 is led by a board of trustees with diverse and rich experience in working with young people with Down’s Syndrome and of running community projects.


 Maggie Scott (Chairperson) 

Maggie Scott is a former teacher and head teacher who has been a trustee with Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group for 12 years and is the secretary for the group. Her main roles in the group are providing activities in drop in sessions, organising social activities for teenagers and applying for grants for widening experience to enable its members to reach their full potential. Maggie’s older brother Ian Mackay had Down’s Syndrome. Maggie’s inspiration in creating T21 has been seeing its members grow up and have very little in the way of work opportunities.

 Kim Richardson (Treasurer)

Kim was the original Treasurer in 1998 when the Peterborough branch of the Down Syndrome Association (DSA) was opened. In 2002, she was involved in developing the branch into its own registered charity, the Peterborough Area Down Syndrome Group. From those small beginnings, a wonderfully supportive charity has flourished, helping many children and adults with Down Syndrome and their families in our local area including Kim’s own family of 3 boys. She has returned to the treasurer role in 2018 as her middle son Sean, who has Down Syndrome, has become an adult. She looks forward to helping T21 support our older members to gain life and work skills, a service so badly needed in our local community. 

 Miranda Rock 

Miranda Rock is the House Director of Burghley House Preservation Trust and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.  She is a Governor of Stamford Endowed Schools and Trustee and Patron of a number of charities in her local community that support the elderly and the vulnerable.   She and her family are active members of the Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group and she is the mother of Cosmo who has Down’s Syndrome. Cosmo is 19 and has ambitions to be a spy, a film producer and a drummer in a rock band.

 Johanna Roberts

Johanna Roberts is a retired GP and also was a volunteer Portage worker for several years – giving back to help others for what she was given to help her son when he was little.  She is chair of the Peterborough Special Olympic Swimming Group, a swimming club for people with learning disabilities. She also makes short videos to showcase the work of both PSOSG and PADSG. Johanna has a son, William, who has Down’s Syndrome. William is 21 years old. He is currently gaining work experience with a Grounds and Gardens team as he studies horticulture at college.  His greatest achievement is being part of the Down Syndrome Swimming GB team and swimming in Paris at the European Championships. When he is not busy doing swimming training or a gym session, he loves to listen to music and practice his dance moves ready for the next disco!


 Lee O'Connor

Lee is a teacher who teaches both Primary and Secondary age children across Peterborough Keys Academy Trust. As a former Leader of Learning Support and a parent to Teddy, who has Down's Syndrome, he knows the challenges young people and families can face living with a disability. Lee is also a trustee for the Peterborough Area Down's Syndrome charity and has been a school governor for 16 years.


Tim Nicol

Tim is a retired Marketing professional with 40 years’ experience in international, corporate FMCG and in his own marketing and innovation consultancy business. Since retiring he turned his hobby of home brewing into the short lived, but in its own way successful, local micro-brewery Stoney Ford, now sold to another local brewery. He has lived in Easton on the Hill for 30 years and has served in a variety of voluntary roles including Chair of Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency, trustee of local charity Tour de Sands, long time organiser of the annual Easton Gala, editor of “What’s on the Hill” (the local e–newsletter), and is also a Parish Councillor and a member of several village groups. In 2010/11 he was selected to be a “Village Champion” for the National Lottery project and BBCOne TV series, “Village SOS” and established a food based regeneration project in Tideswell, in the Peak District.