Our Story

Our inclusive ethos underpins all of our work.

Who we are

Extratime was founded in 2003 by two parents of severely disabled children in response to an issue affecting parent carers like them – a lack of suitable, affordable, childcare for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove. Since then, Extratime has become a lifeline for hundreds of families of children and young people with SEND and is now one of the largest specialist providers of inclusive play and leisure in Sussex.

 

Our inclusive ethos underpins all of our work. This means that Extratime clubs and schemes are open to children and young people with and without disabilities. Their individual strengths and interests are at the heart of everything we do.

As the charity has grown, so has the Extratime community. We have won the Argus Charity of the Year twice and were proud to be the charity partner of Brighton & Hove Albion FC (BHAFC) in the football season 16/17 and one of the Mayor of Brighton & Hove chosen charities for 2019-2020.

Parents consistently tell us we are a lifeline

Meet Our Team

Our close-knit team put our core values of Equality & Diversity, Creativity & Passion, Trust & Transparency and Positivity & Care at the heart of everything we do.

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Sam Price

Chief Executive, MADipSW, MinstF (Dip)
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Jenny Kay

Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser, MinstF (Cert)
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Lizzy Chapman

Fundraising Officer
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Brett Preston

Senior Venue Lead
Faye Gramston

Faye Gramston

Finance Officer
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Rebecca Jenkins

HR Lead, CIPD
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Sarah Parks

Administrator

Venue Leads

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Ellie Bruzas

Venue Lead, Hill Park
Chloe Lucas

Chloe Lucas

Venue Lead, Woody’s
Holly Higson

Holly Higson

Venue Lead, Hawkins Crescent
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Sophy Roberto

Youth Venue Lead

Deputy Venue Leads

Our Trustees

A team of dedicated volunteer trustees.

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Ros Cook

Chair of Trustees
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Christine Hanson

Trustee, Treasurer
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Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), our usual clubs and schemes are not running. In the meantime please visit our Extratime @ Home page and Coronvirus (COVID 19) Statement.