Community Playcentre at Walberton is overseen by a Board of Trustees responsible for ensuring that we meet our stated charity aims and objectives. Our Trustees come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and bring together experience and complementary skills to successfully support the success of the Playcentre.

  Catherine Purdie

I am delighted to be the current incumbent Chair of Trustees for the Community Playcentre at Walberton. I am Senior HR Professional (Masters in Chartered Institute of Personnel) and experienced Non-Executive Director. I am a qualified and experienced Executive Coach and have an array of experience in key HR fields including performance management, complex employee relations issues, Union engagement and international recruitment gained in both domestic and international commercial and public service settings.
I am a strong communicator with excellent motivational and influencing skills, with a proven commercial understanding.  I am so pleased to be able to support and encourage the Community Playcentre @Walberton team and to be able to assist in realizing our ambition that it truly takes a “village to raise a child”.


Dalila Burnstone, MSc., MBPR (Hort)

I have been a horticultural professional for more than 10 years, working in both the ornamental sector and soft fruit production. I work full time managing the technical aspects of growing a range of soft fruit crops.

I have a daughter, Sarah and a son, Thomas, who both attend the Out of School cub. I have been a Parent Trustee since June 2017 and I am involved with the Fundraising & Marketing Committee. The aim of the committee is to organise, plan fun events and fundraising activities. Also, the Playcentre is committed to play a part in the local community by organising events such as “Tea and Tots” which brings together elderly members of our community.

I love being part of the Playcentre family and been able to contribute to the development and continued growth of the Playcentre.


We currently have vacancies for Trustees, if you are interested in giving up a small amount of time on a voluntary basis to help shape the Playcentre’s future, please let us know!



As well as providing strategic support for the Playcentre team, our Trustees are active fundraisers, organising and participating in the monthly Farmers’ Market in Arundel and organising other events.
We are also very grateful to the local nurseries Farplants and Tristam Plants for the plant donations for the Market.