Hi! I am Christian Smith, Charity Manager for the wonderful charity that is UpsnDowns. I am one of the founders of the charity along with my wife Karen (Secretary) and it seems like only yesterday that Dylan blessed us with his appearance, and we got to know so many great people via UpsnDowns. Nearly 18 years on and my passion and dedication for the charity now combines with my experience in senior management roles to ensure we maintain the excellent work of our trustees over the years.

I have significant experience of safeguarding, governance and diversity and inclusion having previously been employed as CEO by the County Football Association. I also have plenty of knowledge and a successful track record of fundraising for UpsnDowns and numerous other charities and not-for-profit organisations. My aspiration is to see UpsnDowns develop and flourish, providing opportunities for families and members from birth to senior years!