Charles was a founding member of the Swansea Community Boat Trust
Role: Roles: Marketing Lead and Schools’ Liaison.
Roger is a retired Assistant Head teacher of Swansea’s largest comprehensive school. He began volunteering as a Copper Jack speaker in the Spring of 2015. He also enjoys filling in as outside crew when the need arises. Roger was elected as a Trustee of the Swansea Community Boat Trust in 2018. In addition to his work with ourselves Roger also volunteers for the R.N.L.I as a gallery guide at its Mumbles station, as the educational adviser to the Swansea city Supporters’ Trust and as a Prince’s Trust business mentor to young people.
He began volunteering on the original Tawe river boat the “Black Prince” in 2009.
Andrew originally a trained Chemist, now an IT specialist, despite working full time, still manages to support the ongoing work of the trust with Copper Jack, as a crew, general helper and boatmaster. Andrew was elected as a Trustee of the Swansea Community Boat Trust in 2011. A prime instigator of the state of the art Technology used to deliver an automated trip commentary the ‘Blue box’ which uses GPS way points to automatically deliver bursts of video and dialogue.
4 years apprentice, fitter turner Cardiff docks. 10 years engineering officer merchant navy, 6 years TA royal signals, 3 months voluntary work in Ghana. Main hobby was scuba diving. Joined SCBT to put my experience to some good, and enjoys working on boats.
My volunteering days on Copper Jack started the month after the new boat was delivered in May
2014. Copper Jack hosts a variety of events, my Silver Wedding celebration included and it has been
my pleasure to serve the numerous guests who wish to know more about the history of the Tawe
including the educational trips for schools, various interest group including the Ramblers and Senior
Citizen groups along with dramatic presentations, fund raising events, etc. Since 2018 I have been a
Trustee and have the enviable task of taking minutes at our monthly meetings!
After living in Bristol and working on the Harbour ferries there for four years, I returned to live in Swansea in 2013 when I applied for, and was successful in being recruited, as a seasonal Skipper on the Trust’s first Vessel, Black Prince, which was then replaced by Copper Jack in 2014.
As well as skippering, I have been involved in driver/crew training and my previous career as a graphic designer has also enabled me to assist in producing publicity and promotional material for the Trust.
John. A. Davies
Role: Fundraising and grant coordinator