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Variety elects new Chief Barker for 2016

Melanie May | 20 January 2016 | News

rsz_11rsz_pamela_sinclairPamela Sinclair has been chosen as Variety’s 2016 Chief Barker, after 40 years at the charity, replacing Jason Lewis.

During her time at Variety, she has held the positions of Chair of the Variety at Work Committee, now called Variety Great Days Out, and Chair of the Wheelchairs Committee. Chief Barker is an annual appointment, and equates to chair of the board of trustees.
With SInclair as Chair of the Wheelchair Committee, the programme has donated more than 4,000 specialist wheelchairs to children and young people across the UK, and has received more than £6 million in donations since 2000. Sinclair has also played an instrumental role in developing a programme of Variety Young Ambassadors (beneficiaries of Variety wheelchairs), who help promote the Charity’s work.
As well as her work for Variety in the UK, Sinclair has been involved with the activities of Variety International for many years, becoming one of its Vice Presidents in 2007 and launching Variety’s International Mobility Programme in the same year.
Commenting on her appointment, Sinclair said:

“Having been deeply involved with Variety for 40 years, I am delighted to have been elected as Chief Barker for 2016 by my colleagues at the charity. The fantastic work that Variety does in supporting sick, disadvantaged and disabled children has always been a source of inspiration to me, and I look forward to a year of further progress and achievement.”

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