Meet The Team
The go-to charity that enables the loved ones of the Armed Forces community to access the help they deserve. We support any member of the Armed Forces community who is supporting a British serving person or veteran.
The Ripple Pond was set up by two mothers whose son’s were both injured whilst serving in Afghanistan, they recognised the need for support for the loved ones of the Armed Forces community whose loved ones were physically or emotionally injured and a serving member of the British military or veteran.
The Ripple Pond became a registered charity in 2015 with the main aim to provide a community where members can receive a sense of belonging, connection and safety, and give trust and investment over time.
If you would like to find out more about the support you could receive, please complete the contact form and one of the team will give you a call. We will go through any questions you have and take a little more information from you.
The go-to charity that enables the loved ones of the Armed Forces community to access the help they deserve
Lynne joined The Ripple Pond in April 2018 and is the office manager. Lynne has been married for 23 years and has two boys. She is not from a military background but her eldest son wants to join the military when leaving school. Lynne is currently studying a Counselling Skills course, and is getting a lot from this. She enjoys socialising with friends and family as well as meeting new people.
Becky joined The Ripple Pond in August 2018. As well as being one of your contacts in the office, Becky also manages The Ripple Pond’s media and marketing. Becky is a military spouse, with her husband serving in the RAF. She has two children and in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, reading and spending quality time with her family.
Gemma joined The Ripple Pond in February 2018 having spent nearly 3 years at home educating her son. Her main role in the team is to link new members with the avenues of support available. She lives with her husband, son and giant rabbit. She enjoys crafts such as jewellery making and paper cutting, and is teaching herself to knit. Gemma volunteers at a local animal farm with her son and endeavours to go swimming several times a week. She is a fair weather camper in the summer months and loves to be by the sea.
Katie started at The Ripple Pond in June 2018. As part of her role in the office she helps develop the groups and arrange the meetings. Katie is an Army wife, her husband is serving in the Infantry. They have two children, two dogs and a rabbit. In her limited spare time she is a keen but very amateur photographer, she loves being by the sea and tries to enjoy exercise!
Karen joined The Ripple Pond in January. She is responsible for conducting new beneficiary registrations as well as keeping in regular contact with the Group Administrators, ensuring the relevant groups run effectively. Karen has been with her husband for 24 years, married for 12 and they have two teenage sons. Most of their spares time is taken up watching their two boys play football, tennis and golf but they love to go off for weekends and holidays to the coast in their touring caravan.