GASP Motor Project

Oliver Mackie
A motor enthusiast himself, Oliver Mackie has volunteered with GASP in various roles since finishing law school in 2011. In 2015, he was asked to assume responsibility for Social Media for our charity and in 2016 invited to become a Board Adviser in that role. Since then, he has managed GASP’s official Facebook page – publicising the latest news and views to make them instantly accessible both to the students and stakeholders – and advised GASP on Twitter and WhatsApp.  

Ollie says: “The fact that I own a 1971 MGB GT that is in constant need of TLC and am a GRRC (Goodwood Road Racing Club) member gives me a special interest in the work of GASP and the very positive impact I can see it has on those students referred on to the programmes. You can find the site at:  It is so encouraging that more and more of the session participants and their families are starting to ‘like’ and share the page and this is helping to further drive the growth in numbers. As part of the three-year Strategic Plan, the Trustees had highlighted the very real need to engage with Social Media and they have confirmed that the impact of my association with the charity has turned this plan into reality”.

Caroline Breckell MVO, DL
Caroline joined GASP as a Board Adviser in October 2013. She shares her extensive knowledge of the workings of the county, gleaned over 34 years with Surrey County Council. For the past 24 years she has managed the SCC civic team.  She is also Deputy Clerk to the Surrey Lieutenancy and a Deputy Lieutenant, Under Sheriff of Surrey and a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (an Honour in the personal gift of HM The Queen) for   her role in arranging and managing Royal visits to Surrey over 25 years. Her contacts with commercial and industrial organisations across the county is helping GASP to develop industry-linked programmes for young people. Caroline has also helped to broker a relationship with the motor giant McLaren, which hosted the annual GASP Awards Presentation Event at its Technology Centre in October 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Ellie Paterson MBE
Ellie has worked for Surrey Youth Support Service - formerly Surrey Youth Justice - for over 20 years. Her role includes working with young people who have committed an offence, giving them the opportunity to make amends by engaging them in reparation projects.  She is also involved in teaching young people new skills and helping them gain qualifications which can lead to further education and employment.


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