At Givin’ it Laldie we are really lucky to have a very active, supportive Board of Directors who volunteer their time, energy and experience to guide us towards a bright future. They take responsibility for issues such as funding, safeguarding, financial management, HR and much much more. Without them Givin’ it Laldie wouldn’t be able to function and we are very grateful for each and every one of them.

Last year we did a recruitment drive to invite new people to join our board and we are very excited to introduce to some of our new members.

Gillian Westwater

I am social worker and previously worked in statutory, voluntary and academic sectors.  I remain an independent practice teacher, with experience of assessing and supervising staff.  I have previously been a Board member for a third sector organisation and has worked for several more. I bring particular knowledge of safeguarding and staff support and supervision. I have good knowledge of the Gorbals area, having previously worked there for many years.

Rowan Boase

I wanted to get involved in a community group and had heard about all the fantastic work that Givin’ it Laldie do. I’ve always enjoyed playing music – in my spare time I can often be found trying to keep up in a folk session! Music means a lot to me – it picks you up when you’re down, and it allows you to be creative and to connect with others. A favourite song of mine is Blackbird by the Beatles because of its message of hope. I’m really excited to get more involved in Givin’ it Laldie!

Wendy Joss

Hi, I’m Wendy and I joined the board as I wanted to get involved in a community project and Givin it Laldie seemed like the perfect opportunity. My interests include running, painting and live music – I think music is a great tonic and really brings people together.

We would like to welcome Gillian, Rowan and Wendy to the Givin’ it Laldie family and also give a huge thank you to our other board members:


Rev. Ian Galloway

Joan Barclay

Anna Barclay

Jo Whiteford

Graeme Young

Brett Nicholls

Ania Owsianka

Laura Dover


You are very important to us and we appreciate all your dedication and hard work to the charity! 

The Givin it Laldie Team.