Meet The Team

Director & CEO

Violet Cannon is born and bred in Yorkshire. She lived roadside until the law changed and made that part of the culture illegal. She comes to YTT with a wealth of experience, including Author, Presenter, Researcher and Consultant. Violet has held senior roles within Gypsy Traveller Projects for over 14 years. Violet is believed to be the first Gypsy Traveller to hold the senior paid role within a Yorkshire Gypsy Traveller Organisation.

Violet Cannon Director

Community Development Lead

Abigail joined YTT as Community Development Lead in April 2020. She was born and raised in York and has several years experience working in the charity sector in a variety roles, including: support work, project management and development, drama facilitation and programme design. She has worked with a number of different communities and is passionate about empowerment, equality and inclusion and she is excited to be a part of the YTT team.


Centre Manager (Admin)

Debi white has worked at YTT for 3+ years, the first 2 years were as a volunteer. In March 2020 she was appointed as the Centre Manager (Admin) post Previously she had been self employed in the leisure industry. Due to her keen interest and desire to empower the community, she sometimes works along side the Support Workers. Debis family are from the Gypsy/ Traveller community.




JRCT Staff December 2011

Stephen Pittam

Secretary & Treasurer:

Martin Williams

Caroline Hunter

Dinah Mulvenna

Claire Wilson

Lorraine Mulvenna

Remembering Percy Roberts

A tribute to a former trustee who made a big difference

Press  to read an article about all his good work: