The Burns Price Foundation was set up in 2015 by Peter and Dee Price with the single aim of "changing lives for good". We seek simply to encourage young people to volunteer to undertake a project, funded by the Foundation, that will change for good not only the lives of those in the community where the project is located but also their own life too.
Peter Price is the former Bishop of Bath and Wells. Today Peter chairs Conciliation Resources, an international peace building organisation working in fourteen different contexts around the world. He is a former youth worker, teacher, priest, writer, broadcaster, and Member of the House of Lords.
Dee Price (nee Burns) is currently trustee of the local Food Bank; a former patron of Save the Children Fund, lecturer in Nursery Education, teacher and trustee of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Dee was awarded the MBE for her services to charity.
David Price is currently Head of Juniors and First Years at Trinity School in Croydon. A former youth worker, and for many years Production Manager for the charity Science Projects, Dave now teaches design technology.
Tim Heaton is currently a parish priest, formerly an army officer and City banker. He has an interest in the promotion of good citizenship and renewal of the environment. Tim is responsible for the Foundation’s financial affairs.
Jayne Sims is our Administrator. Jayne worked in the Education Team at Bath & Wells Diocese for 15 years and now clerks two primary school governing bodies in Somerset.
Maureen Bollard acts as our Educational Adviser and is a former Director of Education and Ofsted Inspector. She is a trustee of both Methodist Independent Schools and the Bishop’s Palace in Wells.
Alex Lovell is our Patron and is well-known as co-anchor of the BBC Points West evening news programme.
Mya Craig is our Ambassador. Also known as "Birdgirl", Mya is 15 and lives near Bristol. She's a Young Naturalist, Young Ornithologist and Young Birder (Young Birdwatcher), as well as a Young Environmentalist, Young Conservationist, Young Activist and Writer. Her ambition is to do everything she can to save the environment from damage and persuade people to do the same through her writing, talks and use of media.
She's proud to be a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador. Her big passion is World Birding and she saw her 4,000th bird in Kenya in 2015. She has now seen 4,400 birds and her target is to see 5,400 birds, 1/2 the world’s birds, by the time she's 18. Visit Mya's blog.
Mya received a grant from the Foundation in 2017, which you can read about in Issue 3 of our newsletter.
For further information about the Foundation please visit
the Charity Commission website.
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