Our Patron

Gaving Hastings, the Patron

Gavin Hastings, OBE

Gavin has been patron of the Sandpiper Trust since its inception in 2001. Gavin has  hosted many Sandpiper events and generously continues to devote his time and energy to the Trust.

“The importance of Sandpiper lies in providing the emergency equipment that saves lives throughout Scotland, lives which could include any single one of us or indeed any one of our families. The greatest satisfaction to me is when I hear reports back from doctors of the lives that have been saved as a direct result of the Sandpiper equipment that they have been given”

Sandy

Sandy Dickson

 

Sandpiper Trustees

Penny Dickson

Aly Dickson

Penny Dickson

Wife , mother etc. prides herself in her waste management, and recreational skills.
Looks after merchandise, website, just giving, virgin giving and other random responsibilities, for the Sandpiper Trust.
Aly Dickson
Aly Dickson is the father of Sandy and his siblings Emily, Simon and Jessica. Aged 64, Aly, together with his wife Penny, have run a design and build company for over 30 years. Aly compiles and designs the newsletters and deals with all the administration for the trust on a daily basis. He is at his desk from 6am and causes trouble any time after 8am so beware! He has green fingers and loves gardening. Golf, the sea and fly fishing are also his passion.

Sue Jardine Paterson

Sue Jardine Paterson

Claire Maitland

Robin Maitland

Claire Maitland
Ex vet nurse, lives up a farm track at Crathes with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parrots,1 pig, 3 goats, 2 ducks, hens, canaries, and 2 barn owls. Shares kitchen table equally between family and The Sandpiper Trust. Author of The Swallow, the Owl and the Sandpiper. “Jack of all Sandpiper trades, Master of none” , aka charity co-ordinator. Patient/Public representative for NHS Grampian, Childline counsellor, Trustee of Friends of Roxburghe House, Aberdeen. Believes “It is the little things, the smallest actions or gestures, that have the ability to create the biggest impact.”
Robin Maitland
Robin is a partner of Strutt & Parker and head of their land management and consultancy business in Scotland. Plays golf somewhat erratically and prides himself on his ever growing collection of Q magazines! He is the general diplomat and calming influence within The Sandpiper Trust, struggling as he does to find his own space at the kitchen table.

 

 

Medical Advisers

Ewen Mcleod Colville Laird

Dr Ewen McLeod

Dr Colville Laird