Our Team

Meet the Heart and Soul of Charlie Boys Angels

At Charlie Boys Angels, our team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a community united by compassion, dedication, and a shared commitment to making a positive impact.

Meet Our Team

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Lynne Channel

Founder

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Collin Ball

Chairman

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Kristy Williamson

Trustee

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Sarah McColl

Admin/ Fundraiser

Lynne Channel

Founder

My name is lynne
I first started doing charity work in my twenties when my mum run a charity called
W.O.R.L.D (working opportunities related to the learning disabled)
I was treasurer. I felt a passion and energy I had never Experienced before.
In 2011 I worked for st Clare’s hospice in Harlow.
From there, in 2013 I moved over to havens hospice in Southend to fundraise.
In 2015 I started fundraising and working at a local rescue.
I found that dog rescue and homelessness crossed over massively when people were being forced to give up their dogs when being made homeless.
I went one evening to a local soup kitchen to drop some clothes.
From that night I have to say I was hooked.
This is where I met Charlie boy and Dwayne who were living in the local hostel. Me and kristy helped Charlie boy with a bad skin complaint.
In November 2016 Dwayne and Charlie boy were evicted from the hostel and were rough sleeping.
He was to ashamed to tell me.
Until Charlie was brutally killed that night in January 2017.
My experience of rough sleepers over those first 2 years were that they needed to be heard and listened to without stigma or judgement.
Dwayne asked me to stop this ever happening to anyone else.
So our mission began

Collin Ball

Chair of trustees

I have lived in the Southend area since the late 70’s.
Happily divorced with 4 children.
Was a Co founder of the One love soup kitchen and the. Became associated with CBA over the last four years.
I have been retired for several years but work for Mecca for over 20 years running amongst many Zhivago’s in Southend in the early 80’s. Worked on Miss World with my boss at the time Eric Morley.
Worked in most places of the UK for Mecca and latterly European Leisure as an operations director.
For the last 15plus years prior to retiring I worked for B&Q which was different.
I met Dwayne when he was on the streets and have had a close link supporting homelessness for the last 8 years.

Kristy Williamson

Trustee

My name is kristy. I started broken halo rescue in 2016 to help a dog let down by another rescue. 8 years later and here we are.

I was born and raised in South Africa and animals have been my passion for as long as I can remember. At the age of 13 I started volunteering at animal anti cruelty league after going there on a school trip. I was unsupervised and just spent time with the vet, the dogs and cats, raising money for them etc. I was told the dogs I had been walking were not safe to walk but there is nothing a bovril Sandwich and some time and patience can’t fix.

I moved to the UK in 2004 and met lynne is 2015. We started charlie boys together as we had been helping dwayne and his very very poorly Charlie. We managed to get him back to full health until his untimely passing.

Lynne and I have always had a very close relationship which these days are a rare thing but she helps the humans and I’m there for the dogs.

Its been hard, its also been very rewarding ontop of running my own rescue but, as a team we always make it through.

I’m really proud of the work we have both done together and separately and look forward to helping more fragile innocent souls.

I’m a mother of 3 children, married, live in Suffolk and have a large menagerie or animals – ofcourse.

Team work makes the dream work.

Danielle Harvey

Tustee

Hi my name is Danielle Harvey, I am a nurse in the NHS but started my nursing career as a veterinary nurse.

I have always been passionate about animal welfare and over the last 40 years have rescued/rehomed many dogs/cats/birds/tortoises and more!

I started supporting Charlie boys angels right at the beginning after seeing a post of Facebook by donating clothes/money etc, over the last few years I have become more involved and was so pleased to be asked to become a
trustee. The reason why I started supporting this charity is that becoming homeless can happen to anyone at anytime and without the support network that Charlie Boys Angels provides many would be still on the street.

Debbie rush

Trustee

My name is Debbie, I have been a part of Southends homeless hub for almost 8 years.
I met Lynne around this time as she used to come to the car park to help the dogs that attended the soup kitchen.
It was around this time that Charlie boy was killed and Charlie boys angels was born.
Ever since then the hub and Charlie boys have worked alongside each other to do as much for the homeless and their animals as we possibly can.
We have done many joint fundraisers and had some great laughs over the years. I have joined Charlie boys angels recently as a trustee.

Danny Ladlow

Volunteer

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