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The Team

Our delivery team consists of dedicated youth workers, qualified relationship and sex education staff, therapists in different fields and a number of other professionals all of whom are passionate about empowering young people to feel good about themselves.

As well as our staff team we have a number of volunteers both acting as trustees and directly supporting the work we do with young people. We currently have eight trustees led by our Chair, Jonathan Kerry. They bring a range of skills to our charity including finance, programme development and fundraising.

All members of our team are DBS checked.

Our current staff team is

 

Aimi McCaffery - CEO

Aimi joined TwentyTwenty in July 2019 as Fundraising Director. In March 2020 she took over as CEO. She has worked across the charity, private and public sectors in a range of management, fundraising and communication roles. She has been a Chartered Marketer since 2003.

Passionate about the empowerment of women, before TwentyTwenty Aimi worked with a women’s refuge to raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Aimi believes that young people deserve the opportunity to find their brilliance and pursue a happy and fulfilled life. She is committed to developing our fantastic team and the Love4Life programme to ensure we have the most positive, impactful and empowering impact on the young people we support.

Outside of work Aimi enjoys country life with her family and has been known to do a spot of clubbing in Ibiza when she gets the chance! She’s a strong believer in healthy mind/ healthy body so practices meditation and yoga on a regular basis.
 
 

Jo Heldreich - Finance Director

Jo joined TwentyTwenty in 2015 as Finance Director.

Jo qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 followed by 10 years leading the Finance Department of one of the East Midlands largest housing providers.

Jo now works with a number of businesses in the not-for-profit sector, including TwentyTwenty, helping to build efficiency and robustness into their everyday processes and working alongside senior management teams and boards to drive the business forward to a sustainable future.
 
 

Claire Lleshi - Loughborough L4L Coordinator

Claire came to TwentyTwenty as the Loughborough Love4Life Coordinator in late 2019.

She is a Drama graduate and qualified ESOL teacher who has been working in the charity sector for over 10 years teaching young people who are seeking asylum in the UK. It is here that she developed her passion for helping young people overcome the challenges that so often hold them back from fulfilling their potential.

Claire loves seeing young people grow in their skills, knowledge, confidence and, most importantly, character. She believes strongly in the inherent value in every human being and her goal is to help every young person she meets find this in themselves and others.

Alongside her job at Love4Life, Claire loves speaking other languages, singing like a diva and doing Albanian dancing. Naturally.
 
 

Tilly Robinson - Loughborough Youth Worker

Tilly first started working for Love4Life in 2019 as a sessional youth worker and loved working with the girls so much that she became one of our full-time youth workers in August 2020. She studied Social Psychology at Loughborough University for four years, including a year in industry working within mental health services for the NHS.

Tilly is passionate about breaking down societal lies to empower women to be fully confident in themselves. Her dream is that every young girl will know that she is loved, accepted and worthy just because she exists; something she believes is even more important in our digital age.

Outside of work, Tilly aspires to be a fluffy dog owner, and prides herself on her tortoise impressions.
 
 

Jess Bowley - Derby L4L Coordinator

Jess is the Love4Life Derby Coordinator.

Jess’s professional career so far has been around mental health. She has worked within the criminal justice and substance misuse fields, and is her second year of completing her Master’s degree in Behavioural Psychology.

Jess’s passion is for the youth of today as they will be our future. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to be in a supportive role for our young people. She prides herself on building professional relationships within the Derby community, working collaboratively work with other agencies, and above all, developing trusting and long lasting relationships with our young people.

“We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can build our youth for our future”- Franklin D Roosevelt
 
 

Karley Barber – Derby Youth Worker

Karley started her journey with TwentyTwenty back in 2017 when she worked as a mentor volunteer and then also worked in our Derby centre. She moved into a sessional worker role up until March 2019 and from there progressed into a full time Solution Focused Coach at the Derby Centre. She came back to TwentyTwenty in summer 2020 and is now our full time Love4Life Derby Youth Worker.

In 2019 Karley completed her BA Hons in Working with Young People and Communities at the University of Derby.

She has always worked with children and young people and has a real passion for helping make a difference to everyone she works with.

“I want to be there for young people and be the person I needed when I was younger”
 
 

Chandni Anil - Leicester L4L Coordinator

Chandni started her journey as the Love4Life Leicester coordinator in 2020. She studied Social Psychology at Loughborough University with a year in professional studies working for Leicestershire’s adult eating disorder service.

Chandni’s unstoppable passion for the empowerment of girls motivates her to help young girls achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives. She envisions that the empowerment of young girls will enable them to flourish into powerful and confident individuals in the future.

Outside of work, you can catch Chandni speaking fluent Portuguese and dancing to Kizomba (a dance and a musical genre originating in Angola).
 
 

Joanna Burrows - Fundraiser

Joanna came to TwentyTwenty in 2013 as their first ever fundraiser.

Originally a qualified nurse, she has been involved in charity work all her life and is passionate about helping those who are marginalised by society. Roles have included piloting a social rehabilitation project for Age UK, fundraising for Epilepsy Action and project management for Voluntary Action Melton.

Born and brought up in Kenya, she has travelled extensively over the years and is very interested in supporting people from all different backgrounds and ethnicities to have an equal chance in life.
 

Our team is united by our passion to empower young people to make positive choices