Ellen Sanders first went to Africa during her GAP year as an 18 year old. She lived and volunteered at a special school for children with Cerebral Palsy near Cape Town in South Africa and the experience fundamentally shaped her life. She graduated from Gloucestershire University in 2004 with a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and remained in Gloucestershire for the majority of her career, more recently living in Bristol, and currently undertaking a Masters in the Psychology of Education while working part time. Ellen has also recently moved into the position of Chair for TABS following the loss of our founder Rachel.


Ellen’s past

For the last 17 years she has worked within Youth Support Services in Gloucestershire supporting vulnerable young people with a specific focus on Education, Training and Employment. She has also had her head shaved, thrown herself out of plane, and worn various silly costumes all in aid of raising funds for TABS.


Ellen’s outlook

Ellen believes that everyone should have access to life changing opportunities (as she did) in order to appreciate what is available to make the most out of life. She also believes that every individual has something of value to offer, while some find this out easily, others need a bit of help to get there.