Our Trustees

Thomas Giles Babb

Giles lives near Emsworth and is a keen advocate for protecting the beautiful coastline around Chichester and Langstone Harbours. A successful local publican and businessman, Giles has been on board with the campaign since it first started in 2018 as the Final Straw Emsworth, and has been a great support through his business connections and enthusiasm for the charity.

Wendy Bessant 

Wendy joined the board of trustees in 2022 with a focus on safeguarding. Wendy lives in Emsworth with her husband and 3 children. She loves the outdoors and in the summer you can often find her in Emsworth by the shore paddleboarding. In the other seasons, she is often out exploring the nature around us. Wendy is a firm believer that helping to keep our environment clean is an important way of life and a lesson that all children should learn. Wendy’s own children often get involved with activities the charity runs. Wendy is thrilled to be a trustee for FSF as she believes it is imperative to support the local community whilst being an active supporter to protect the public and our staff, should any concerns be raised about safety and welfare. She is looking forward to being part of the charity and helping to promote its important message to protect our environment.

Tom Handley

Tom has lived in Emsworth for the past 12 years with his wife and 3 kids. He loves the outdoors and feels blessed with opportunities that the local area presents for exercise and sport: he loves running and mountain biking in the South Downs, and is at his happiest on a paddleboard in Emsworth Harbour. Tom is passionate about the environment and sustainability and is keen to keep Emsworth beautiful. Tom hopes to support FSF by building partnerships with like-minded organisations and developing programmes with the corporate sector.

Paul Hawkins

Paul lives in Westbourne with his family. He’s concerned about plastic pollution and local sewage pollution in the harbours. Paul’s role as a trustee focusses on helping with funding applications and behind the scenes running of the charity.

He’s also involved in a local community group to run fun music events in the summer (when possible) and sails from Thorney Island.

Ian Jubb

Ian is a keen sailor, based in Emsworth, with a passion for the oceans and watersports. He has been instrumental in developing and building the big fish sculptures that the charity uses to raise awareness of plastic pollution with his team at Sailboat Trailers.

A talented engineer with an artistic eye, although he’d be the last one to admit it, he is eminently practical and has helped the charity in a number of ways from building the fish to helping with storage solutions for kit.