Karen Child, Founder, Trustee & Director

Karen Child has helped a variety of local organisations and people across the last 15 years. This includes Chesterfield Football Club, The Sheffield Sharks Basketball Team and too many other people and local initiatives to mention. 

In 2015, Karen and her good friend David Lilley decided to create The Child Foundation, and for the last eight years they have helped a steady flow of children and families.     

Known for her kindness and philanthropic nature, Karen is a Director of Sheffield Sharks and Park Community Arena Limited

David Lilley, Founder, Trustee & Director

David Lilley is a respected veteran of sales, marketing and business development, and is highly regarded for his deep experience and broad cross-industry knowledge. David is especially renowned for his grasp of modern media marketing techniques, including audio and video production. Adopting a calm and measured disposition, he is an accomplished strategist, business development expert, writer, broadcaster and public speaker.

After enjoying an award-winning career at American Express and RCI, David remains a highly sought-after and respected consultant. He has helped establish brand-new companies and seen them generate millions in revenues, as well as working on various contracts for some of the best-known brands in the UK.

David has a philanthropic and caring nature and has been a volunteer for a number of charity organisations and community enterprises. This includes being one of the founders of Elastic FM Limited, a respected community enterprise, located in North East Derbyshire. In 2008, David produced the respected Life Planning system entitled The DEBRA Formula. He lives in Clowne with his wife Sarah and his two youngest daughters, Elena and Evie. David has a number of business interests.