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Welcome to our new Creative Arts & Progression Worker Sara Turrill!

Sara will be focused developing partnerships with arts and environmental organisations in Bristol, to develop opportunities for Imayla's children, young people and families to get involved in! If you are interested in working with us please contact

If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Sara: 




Our People


Fiona Castle (secretary) – childcare, parenting & family support worker, forest school leader

Joel Rutter – teacher, special education expert, outdoor activities trainer

Soad Ali - local community groups leader and participant

Sylvia Vincent – youth & community worker, BME attainment adviser, outdoor leader

Elaine Randall (treasurer) – foster carer, project manager, business advisor

Sophie Burns - community facilitator with an eco-psychology background 

Molly Gilbert - nurse & health visitor


Further input and support comes from our 'advisors' – an informal body of relevant experts and professionals from partner organisations.  This acts as a virtual ‘steering group’ for advice and guidance as needed.

Rachel Degarang - Dancer, teacher and diversity trainer 

Angela Lawrence – Parent & kinship carer, community worker

Philippa Beale - Family and systemic psychotherapist, North Bristol Health Trust

Julian Davis - Artistic director of St Paul's Carnival, Ujima community radio presenter

Steve Wilkinson – VCS childcare manager & business manager

Deasy Bamford – ex Imayla Chair, Tribe of Doris, artist, event organiser

Sandra Barefoot – Visible Thinking - artist researcher, mentor, facilitator

Rhiannon White –artistic director of commonwealth theatre company, youth worker, workshop leader

Nigel Drew - teacher, mental health support worker, woodworker 

The Work Team

Fiona Castle - Programme Director

Sylvia Vincent - Events and Engagement Coordinator

Begonia Miranda - Events and Engagement Worker

Sara Turrill - Outdoor & Creative Arts Progression Worker

Helen Crocker - Business Development

Vacancy - Office and Finance Administrator

Child, Youth & Family Workers:

  • Brook Tate
  • Jay Croney
  • Jordon Murdoch
  • Robyn Riddoch
  • Harry Cusworth
  • Manu Maunganidze
  • James Beatty
  • Jon Ruchpaul