FAB is fortunate to have a select few individuals who form our Trustees. These individuals not only come from a variety of service or civilian backgrounds but most importantly they bring with them valued opinions based on experience from their chosen careers and life experience. We are delighted to have such notable individuals who are keen to impart their wisdom on FAB in order for us to continue developing further! Welcome to the Trustees….
Mr Ian Lamberton — Chair of Trustees
Ian was born and grew up in the town of Ayr on the West Coast of Scotland. Prior to his retirement in 2016 he owned and ran a successful independent vehicle service and repair workshop for 35 years. As well as membership of the Engineering Council for the UK and Institute of the Motor Industry, his qualifications include an HND in Vehicle Technology and Management.
Having served in the Church of Scotland as an elder for over 38 years Ian was appointed as Clerk to the Session at Ayr St Andrews in 2016 and is an administering Trustee for the Breckenridge Trust in the Church. He served both as a boy and an officer in the Boys Brigade for almost 50yrs, during which time he reformed the 4th Ayr Company attached to St Andrews in 1981. He retired from the Captaincy in 2008 having overseen and organised many activities including badgework and canvas camps.
Ian remarried in 2016 and along with his wife Marian enjoys time with their son, four daughters, and three grandchildren.
His Hobbies include Sport particularly his local football team – Ayr United, Geneology, Local History, Travel and restoration of his two classic vehicles.
Mrs Alison Sabiston — Trustee
Ali is from Orkney, Scotland. She is currently serving with the Royal Signals. She has always been a supporter of FAB on the sidelines but since she was approached to be a trustee she jumped at the chance to be directly involved.
Mrs Jenny Birdsall — Trustee
Jenny has always been a part of a military family with her father, husband and son all serving. She grew up moving between the UK, Germany and Cyprus.
Jenny was introduced to FAB back in 2010, along with her daughter Melissa, when her son was killed in Afghanistan. After enjoying a few FAB holidays and benefitting highly from them, Jenny then worked as the Family Coordinator for a year and took part in numerous events in support of FAB, including the Night of Heroes evening where FAB recieved the prestigious Millie Award.
As well as working with FAB, Jenny currently works for Virgin Trains and thoroughly enjoys working with people every day. In her spare time, she loves travelling, dog-walking and socialising.