Sunbeams Trustees


Dr Ife Akintunde PhD. MA. LLB

Represents legal matters, disability and musicians.

Talented musician. A solicitor, who is also visually impaired and as a Nigerian represents the ethnic minorities.


Isa Henderson

Represents HR, Advertising and Media. Involvement in two large scale building conversions and currently President of a national body with relevant skills to operate, maintain and advance organisations, particularly in fund-raising.  Served as a local authority councillor and been involved with many community events in the local area.


Rebecca Seager BSc (Hons) MCSP

Represents youth, mobility issues and events organisation.  Community Physiotherapist with North Cumbria Integrated Care, (NCIC) NHS Foundation Trust. Volunteer with Sunbeams since age of 8 years!


Karen Addison

Born to a local farming family in Cumbria but went away to work in the corporate world of Intellectual Property, for many years, but saw the light and returned to the county 13 years ago. Karen now runs her own consultancy firm working with many famous household names such as Paddington, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit amongst others. Karen is a dynamic indvidual with fabulous ideas and she also sings in a local community choir!


Linda Addison MA, Chartered MCIPD

Represents HR, learning and development and leadership in business.                             

Linda spent her career with a large retail organisation, both in commercial leadership roles and in HR, working across England and Scotland. Experienced in change management, resourcing, talent, performance management and reward.     

Linda moved to Cumbria permanently in 2018 to live with her husband on a dairy farm near Penrith. She moved from the city to the country, is learning about farming and enjoying every minute!

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