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Welcome To The Clockwork Trust

The Clockwork Charitable Trust is a registered charity based in Oxted, Surrey, which offers support and information to young adults in Oxted and the surrounding district suffering with depression and anxiety, with the aim of helping relieve this suffering.

The idea for Clockwork was born out of tragic circumstances. In June 2016, seventeen-year-old Billy Plowman, of Oxted, decided to end his own life. Just a year prior nineteen-year-old Molly Green, also of Oxted, had made the same choice. Both were extremely talented young adults, so loved by friends and family and so admired by those who knew them. And yet, both felt they could not go on living.

Matt Hayes, owner of Idol Hands Music School (where Billy, an excellent guitarist, had developed his talent), felt more needed to be done to support young people in the local community, like Billy and Molly, suffering with depression. And so, Clockwork was born.

Now a registered charity, Clockwork seeks to achieve its aim through two primary means: by providing financial assistance to help young people access local counselling and mental health services; and by seeking to promote and protect good mental health, through services such as peer listening, support groups and information provision. To carry out this work, Clockwork relies on a programme of fundraising events and activities, either organised by the charity itself or on its behalf by supporters. The charity receives no government or local authority funding.

You can learn more about our Trustees and Advisory Group Members below, and we are always happy to receive questions, comments or ideas – just drop us an email at: enquiries@clockwork.org.uk.

Meet Our Team

Matt Hayes
Matt HayesTrustee
Matt started his career as a Graphic Designer working for major Blue Chip companies including Nestle, BBC and VW. His passion has always been music and is part of the popular covers band Randy and the Rockets. He now also runs a music school in Oxted called Idol Hands Music, Art and Design Ltd.

Matt was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and has dealt with mental health issues most of his adult life. After one of his students took his own life at a young age Matt decided he wanted to do something to support local youngsters with anxiety and depression and so the idea of Clockwork was born.

Kathy Gamble
Kathy GambleTrustee
Having started out in artist management/music publishing, Kathy has spent the last 25 years involved with education – collaborating with government and large corporates to develop creative resources to spread key messaging or current topics in schools. Where possible, most of the projects worked on have an artistic and creative element to them – so young people could learn through exploration and fun Focusing on disadvantaged or troubled youth has always been a passion for Kathy, along with ensuring diversity and inclusion.

Kathy, like Matt and many others, has also suffered from mental health issues and is determined to remove the taboo and support the wider community finding a safe and creative hub for those similarly troubled. “Clockwork was a vision born of fear, sadness and a common passion to do something positive for Oxted’s families – let’s make it happen?”

Robin Sundt
Robin SundtTrustee
Robin is a Chartered Accountant who spent 25 years as a marketing troubleshooter for an international oil company and then went into business as a management and systems consultant specialising in corporate start-ups and turnarounds. His major skill is identifying where organisations need to be and then designing and managing a practical path to get them there.
Dom Damesick
Dom DamesickDevelopment Officer
Dom spent three years working in corporate market research for a range of major multinational clients including Shell, Google and Diageo. He now combines his role at Clockwork with work as a film extra and organising cultural events in the local area under the banner of ‘The Oxted Sessions’.

Dom suffers from anxiety and OCD, and has previously suffered from severe depression. He wants young people to feel they have support and information available to them on their doorstep, to help reduce the feelings of helplessness and isolation that often accompany mental health issues.

Andrew Rumsey
Andrew RumseyPatron
Rt Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey is the patron of Clockwork. Andrew was Rector of Oxted for seven years and is now the Bishop of Ramsbury in Wiltshire. The father of three teenagers, Andrew is committed to improving the provision for young people with mental health challenges. Also a writer and musician, he was a founding trustee of Clockwork.
Elle Hayes
Elle HayesAdvisory Group
Elle is an established vocalist and has been performing for over 10 years, and is also manager and cofounder of Idol Hands Music School.

Elle suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, which after therapy realised started as far back as primary school. Having established various coping strategies, Elle is passionate about young people having easy access to holistic and counselling therapies to help them through any mental health issues they maybe struggling with, because they were such a useful tool in managing her own.

Elle has very recently lost her nephew to suicide, and this has become a huge driving force in her commitment to Clockwork and the young community’s wellbeing.

Annie Roberts
Annie RobertsAdvisory Group
A virtual specialist secretary with experience in both the medical and legal sectors. Annie has first-hand experience of mental health illness both personally and with family members and have experienced the daily struggles trying to find the right help. She seek to help others access the help they deserve.
Kelly Doughty
Kelly DoughtyAdvisory Group
Kelly is a trained florist and worked as a manageress at Florists in and around London for over 20 years before losing her son, Billy, to suicide in 2016.

Billy was a kind and loving young man who expressed his emotions through music, he had guitar lessons with Matt, which were very important to him, before attending Music College.

Kelly continues to support her young daughter in coming to terms with losing Billy and wants to share her experience of mental illness to help not only those struggling with mental health issues, but also to bring support and better understanding to families and the wider community.

Peter Green
Peter GreenAdvisory Group
Peter Green, hurtling towards 60. A lifelong resident of Oxted and worked for 43 years at Covent Garden Flower Market. Peter was a player coach and manager at Oxted Football Club for 35 years.

Married to Vicki fo 33 years and have two wonderful children. Jack and Molly and a granddaughter Lilly.

Peter has been involved in the forming of Clockwork following the tragic loss of daughter Molly, a victim of suicide.

Emma CourtmanAdvisory Group
Emma has lived and worked in Oxted all her life, most recently taking a position at Oxted Pre-school as a Pre-School Practitioner, whilst also working at Hurst Green Shires as a Groom.

Emma suffers demo anxiety and panic attacks which has stemmed back many years, but she’s learnt that animals in all shapes and forms can help with such disorders offering gentle, non-judgemental therapy. She is very keen to make this therapy available to people of all ages.

Ian CourtmanAdvisory Group
Ian has lived in Oxted for over 22 years and has 4 children across a wide age range. Working in a front line emergency service for over 20 years, he meets both adults and young people living with mental health challenges and knows first hand that changes in wellbeing can happen to anyone at any time. He believes that everyone has the capacity to help, even if it’s just by listening and is very proud to be associated with Clockwork, which provides much needed support for young people. He hopes that his experience in communicating with people and working with other agencies will add value to the organisation.

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