About the PLCCHelping children and young people in the PL postcode area
About the PLCC
The Plymouth Ladies Charity Club was launched in October 2016 by Shelley Coleman, the founder and our Chairwoman. She is a highly motivated woman, whose sole aim with the charity is to raise money to help others, whilst having a great time doing so.
The PLCC is a local charity for local people, based here in Plymouth, created to provide grants of up to £500 for children and young adults (under 25) living within the PL postcode area.
The PLCC has a committee of 12 people who help to run the charity and decide on the grant applications, plus we have an ever increasing number of members. We are all volunteers, so everything we raise goes directly into the charity.
Our members are a friendly bunch of ladies from all walks of life, with a wide range of skills, experience and personalities. This brings diversity to our charity and we believe this diversity helps to make our charity the success that it is.
To date we have raised in the region of £80,000 and given well over 100 grants.
We have a Facebook page. Please take a look as it shows a great selection of what we are all about and the fun we have. Find us @plymouthladiescharityclub
Meet the committee members
Chair & Committee Member
Shelley is the founder and Chair of the Plymouth Ladies Charity Club.
Shelley is a highly motivated and successful business woman with previous experience in charity work. Shelley is a local woman married to Martin, our Treasurer, and she has 2 grown up sons.
She loves anything fitness and is a keen fitness instructor.
When Shelley launched the PLCC in October 2016, her aim was to fulfill her dream of running a local charity for local children and young people.
Her sole aim with the charity is to raise money to help others and have a great time doing so. What a fantastic success she has made of her dream so far.
Vice Chair & Charity Secretary
Thelma has been married to her Plymouth-born husband Phil since 1984. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living in Plymouth. Thelma and Phil now live in Cornwall but both work in Plymouth. Thelma has worked in the Plymouth property market for 28 years and also has first-hand experience of working with children and young people, as she and her husband were foster carers for several years.
As Vice Chair & Charity Secretary Thelma helps with grant applications, promoting and representing the charity, helping with events, supporting Shelley & standing in if needed, she deals with the administration, enquiries, social media, website, marketing, advertising and also sits on the committee helping decide about applications and presenting the grants.
Thelma has also been with the charity since the beginning.
Treasurer & Committee Member
Martin is the charity Treasurer and is responsible for everything to do with the finance of the charity.
Martin is married to Shelley and has spent his career in the banking industry.
Martin also sits on the committee and helps to adjudicate the grant applications.
Membership Secretary & Committee Member
Originally from Norfolk, Kate came to Plymouth to join the Royal Navy and never went back.
She worked in a local pre-school for a number of years and is well aware of the struggles parents can have with their children.
Kate now works for Devon and Cornwall Police. She is a mother of 2 grown up boys and has a passion for sporting challenges.
Kate sits on the committee and looks after all new and existing members.
Karen is a well-respected Partner in a Plymouth-based Law firm, and mum to 3 children.
In her spare time Karen is a theatre critic and governor of a local special school.
Karen sits on the committee to help with the adjudication process of the grant applications.
Her expertise in law has been a huge asset to the charity since she joined at the launch of the charity in October 2016.
Bill is a local business man, who lives on the outskirts of Plymouth with his family.
Bill has been a committee member since the beginning of the PLCC and helps with the grant applications and well as some of the charity’s outdoor events.
Bill’s expertise in different sectors brings a wealth of experience to the PLCC charity.
Karen lives in Plymouth with her family and has been a member of PLCC since the launch.
Karen joined the committee last year and helps with the grant applications and the setting up of various organised events.
New Committee Member
Emma is a Director of Still Window Cleaning Ltd. following a long career in financial services and marketing.
A member of PLCC from the start and passionate about raising money for the cause by having fun.