Our Trustees

Meet the Board of Trustees for Big Breakfast Plus. Together, they oversee the running of our charity and its work with homeless people in Swindon.

Rosemary Curtis

Rosemary Curtis

Chair

Rosemary Curtis joined in June 2012. At that time she was self-employed, providing HR and governance support to the voluntary sector, following a career in corporate HR. She has been a trustee of a number of charities, including Victim Support in Wiltshire and the national charity, and a member of the Wiltshire Probation Board. Now retired, she enjoys volunteering in the arts and for the National Trust as well as her roles with BB Plus. Through BB Plus, she has been involved in re-launching HOSTs – ‘Homeless Organisations Standing Together in Swindon’.

Sam Heatman

Sam Heatman

Deputy Chair

Sam Heatman joined the board of trustees in 2019 after volunteering on Fridays at breakfast. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, she now works for a charity supporting rough sleepers into housing through the successful Housing First programme.

Di Harris

Di Harris

Trustee

Di Harris joined the BBP board of trustees at the AGM on 13 July 2016. She is a freelance journalist and has a long history of working with homeless people and charities, starting in the 1980s when she managed an employment trainee who was turning her life around but had a harrowing story to tell of life on the streets. Since then Di has – at various times – been a trustee of Kennet Action for Single Homeless and the Salisbury-based homeless charity Alabaré as well as various other charities in the fields of criminal justice and the arts. Di has an MSc in Health Promotion.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Trustee

Sarah Smith joined the board of trustees in October 2019 after sitting on the Big Breakfast Plus fundraising committee for a year. Sarah was an ingredients and packaging buyer in the food manufacturing industry before running a farm and a number of diversification businesses with her husband for over 25 year and is now semi-retired looking after a much scaled down farm with cows and sheep. Sarah has supported friends who have experienced homelessness, two of whom used Big Breakfast Plus, and understands how vital the service is for those in need.