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 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 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 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.