Board of Trustees

The Trustees are:

Corinne Cruickshank

Corinne is married to Kevin and a founder member of the Trust.  She is the mother to Cameron, Nicholas, Megan and Sienna.  

Before raising her four children, …

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Corinne is married to Kevin and a founder member of the Trust.  She is the mother to Cameron, Nicholas, Megan and Sienna.  

Before raising her four children, Corinne was a  Marketing and PR Manager with Disney based  in Paris  and London.

Corinne has always had an affinity with  wildlife and nature and enjoys nothing more than walking in the countryside.  This love was shared with her four children and much of their  childhood was spent outdoors observing and participating in outdoor activities.  It was Cameron who became passionate about the natural  world and animals but as he matured, birds became his passion. His was always keen to share his love with others and she learnt so much about the bird world and how important birds  are to  our environment through him.

After our tragic loss,  one of her comforts was to continue to spread his love of nature and therefore Cameron’s Trust was created in his memory.  Corinne continues to search for new  ways to connect young people with nature and is a firm believer that  it is important for young people’s well-being as well as crucial for  our planet.

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Kevin Bespolka

Kevin is Cameron’s father and spends as much time in nature as possible.  Kevin has been active in the global financial markets for over 30 years and oversees …

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Kevin is Cameron’s father and spends as much time in nature as possible.  Kevin has been active in the global financial markets for over 30 years and oversees many of the Trust’s financial affairs.  Kevin has been involved in nature from a young age, both through the Scouting movement as well as many different activities with school, family and friends.

Nature and the outdoors are now an important part of his family's life and Kevin passionately believes that all young people should have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the natural world. Given the dangers that our planet is facing, it is of vital importance that we do all we can to help instill a love of nature and appreciation of its wonders in children, so that the planet is seen as more than just a resource to be harvested.The Trust’s work is a fitting legacy to a special young man who had a passionate love for nature, and particularly birds.

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Megan Bespolka

Megan is currently studying History of Art at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. She aims to graduate in 2020 from her undergraduate studies. Megan is specifically …

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Megan is currently studying History of Art at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. She aims to graduate in 2020 from her undergraduate studies. Megan is specifically involved in the Social Media part of the Trust. She is immensely proud of all the good work that the Trust is doing and knows that Cameron would be impressed to have so much good work being done in nature and birds under his name.

In the future she hopes that the Trust will be able to grow even more and to develop from all of the great ground work and initiatives that have already started. Her favourite part of the Trust is the Young Ambassadors Program which will enable the next generation of naturalists to have a voice and inspire others around them, something that is vital in order to protect our planet and the nature that lives on it in the future. 

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Nicholas Bespolka

Nicholas is currently studying Management at St Andrews and will graduate in 2020. He is very motivated to try to and preserve the natural world for all the future …

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Nicholas is currently studying Management at St Andrews and will graduate in 2020. He is very motivated to try to and preserve the natural world for all the future generations and is enthused about how the cottage will allow young people to experience and learn more about nature.

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Sienna Bespolka

Sienna has completed  her A levels and is the brother of Cameron.   Being able to honour her brother through working with the Trust and seeing the amazing work …

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Sienna has completed  her A levels and is the brother of Cameron.   Being able to honour her brother through working with the Trust and seeing the amazing work already done has been an incredibly positive experience for her. Seeing responses from children who have been helped through the Trusts work has enabled her to really see how much of a positive impact it has had and motivated her to keep working with the Trust in order to further help children connect with nature.

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Keith Betton

Keith Betton is a media trainer, publicity consultant and writer. He is a keen world birder having seen his first bird when he was 8, and now almost 8,200 species in …

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Keith Betton is a media trainer, publicity consultant and writer. He is a keen world birder having seen his first bird when he was 8, and now almost 8,200 species in more than 100 countries some 50 years later. Keith has a particular passion for Africa, having been Chairman of the African Bird Club for 7 years, and is now its Vice President.

In the UK he is heavily involved in bird monitoring in Hampshire, where he is Chairman of the Hampshire Ornithological Society - and he also the County Bird Recorder. Having been a Council Member of both the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the British Trist for Ornithology, he is currently Vice President of the latter. His favourite bird is the Peregrine, and Cameron helped him to monitor these when they first nested in Winchester.

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Nicky Bryant

Nicky moved to the Winchester area from London 25 years ago and became a close friend of the Bespolka family about ten years later though the Pilgrims’ School. She …

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Nicky moved to the Winchester area from London 25 years ago and became a close friend of the Bespolka family about ten years later though the Pilgrims’ School. She was appointed Secretary and then Chairman of the Pilgrims’ Parents’ Association, where one of her main responsibilities was organising major (and unmissable!) events such as the summer fête, the quiz night and the 75th Anniversary Ball.

Nicky has always been particularly interested in helping out local charities, volunteering at the Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre, fundraising for Arthritis Research, and sitting on the Winchester Committee of Clic Sargent. She also trained as a volunteer for Friends of the Family, a charity that provides support and guidance to families that struggle to cope, and of which she was eventually made a Trustee.

Nicky then became involved with the Cameron Bespolka Trust and helped with sourcing the scented candles and other items now sold online and at events. She believes that the Trust is not only important as the wonderful memorial to Cameron that it is, but is also vital as a way to help children in today’s fractious society immerse themselves in the natural world that Cameron loved so much and forget about the problems and stresses they may be facing.

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Sarah Neish

The enthusiasm Sarah feels for the outdoors and nature stems from her childhood in Derbyshire, the daughter of a farmer. Always out and about in the heart of the Peak …

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The enthusiasm Sarah feels for the outdoors and nature stems from her childhood in Derbyshire, the daughter of a farmer. Always out and about in the heart of the Peak District she developed a strong affinity with the countryside seeing and enjoying at close quarters the wildlife it supported.

Studying at the Royal Agricultural College she furthered her knowledge in the management of land and the importance of balancing the needs of agriculture and the environment. She later went on to be a Conservation Officer for MAFF working with farmers to develop and enhance habitats for birds and invertebrates.

Now a mother of two girls, living on a farm near Alton, Sarah has turned her attention to the support of young people. A family support mentor with Home Start and a former key worker at Treloars, a specialist college for young people with disabilities, she brings considerable practical experience, knowledge and empathy to the task of encouraging young people to connect with and get closer to nature.

Sarah is closely involved with the search for a site to establish an educational base called Cameron's Cottage. In 2017 she was part of the fund raising team that cycled 700 km across the Pyrenees raising ..... For the Trust.

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