Introducing our CEO – Steve Offord

Q. Who are you?

A. I have worked for a variety of commercial and charitable organisations. I am also a trustee at Splitz and Devon Mind and a bereavement support volunteer at Cruse. I have lived in the southwest since 2012 and live with my wife and 2 dogs. I have three daughters who have left home now.

Q. How did I get into this type of work?

A. I started charity work in the Community at the age of 14, working with families and children who needed respite, support and enablement.

Q. Tell me more?

A. I have a deep routed and fundamental interest in people, who and what they are, how they function, how they behave and feel and what keeps them going, but also what derails them. This was apparent to me in my teenage years by the things that I got involved with and events that happened to me.

Q. Who are you?

A. I am down to earth, humane, pragmatic and like keeping it simple. I have a strong sense of integrity and I really care about what I do and making a success of it – that is what drives me. Life is for living so fun is mandatory as well.

Q. Why the Hollow Lane club?

A. I believe children and young people face a challenge in this modern world and those with complex disabilities even more so. Trying to provide a level playing field is important to me, so providing opportunities for socialisation and engaging in fun and recreational activities critical.

The quote on our website made my heart waken:


“This club is making such a positive difference to family life. The activities that are provided for young people are quality activities with clear objectives rather than just being childcare or childminding. Each club day adds great quality of life experiences to the young people that attend.”

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