Charles Handscomb

Finance Officer

Meet Charles Handscomb, our charismatic Finance Officer. Hailing from the bustling streets of London, Charles made the move up north in 2004 and is now very proud to be a Yorkshireman (Although his accent still needs some work). He joined our head office team in April 2023 and has been instrumental in handling the financial intricacies of our charity’s diverse income streams.

With an impressive 35-year career primarily focused on Management Accounts, Charles reached a pivotal moment where he yearned to give back to a charitable organisation. Reflecting on his role, Charles said, “Every time I catch a glimpse of those iconic yellow helicopters soaring overhead, I swell with pride. Knowing that my work contributes to the incredible lifesaving efforts of our crew is truly inspiring.”

When Charles isn’t crunching numbers and ensuring our finances are in tip-top shape, you can find him revelling in the world of live sports, particularly football. Since 1976, he has been a dedicated supporter of Fulham Football Club (We will forgive him) and has passed on this fervour to his son, with whom he often attends matches.

Beyond his love for sports, Charles possesses a brilliant mind for puzzles and quizzes. His love for intellectual challenges led him to venture onto the television quiz show ’15 to 1.’ While luck may not have been on his side that day, his enthusiasm for games shows remains undiminished.

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