The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Charity

Meet our dedicated committee members

Heads Of Committee


Joy Simmonds

Joy has been on the committee for about 8 years.  She loves helping others and she has a heart for the community of Bristol. Being one of 6 children herself, she understands what it is like to not have much at Christmas and feels that being a part of the charity is humbling as you can make a real difference.

Joy is a Business manager, helping local businesses, at Barclays bank and has worked there for 43 years. In addition to being the chair of the LMCA she also volunteers with helping the homeless.

In her spare time she loves gardening and looking after her grandson.

Leigh Mitchell

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Tim Stringer

Tim has been on the committee for 2 years and wanted to join the committee to give something back to Bristol!

He has also previously been chairman of Thornbury Round Table and Area Chairman of Round Table. He is also Secretary of Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion.


David Powell

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Chris Rowe

Chris has been on the committee since 2013 and is an active member of Bristol Round Table and is also current Area Round Table Chairman.  Chris has coordinated a lot of support to LMCA via his links with Round Table including the Santa Sleigh for LMCA which is a popular festive sight on the streets of Bristol during December!

Chris is a qualified management accountant and in his spare time enjoys playing and watching sport, golf and walking with family and friends.

Catherine Rowe

Recently joined the committee in November 2022, and the reason for joining was that Catherine was aware of the amazing work the charity does and wanted to give some time to a worthy cause.

Triona Morgan

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Liz Newcombe

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Marion Reid

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Tracey Bastin

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