The Team

Paula Gascoigne - Chief Executive

Paula began her career in the financial sector, spending many years working her way up the ranks at Barclays Bank to reach the position of Business Manger across the Newcastle City group of branches.After having her two sons, Paula embarked upon a new challenge and studied to become an Investment Adviser, qualifying in 2005. It was through a chance meeting with a client in 2008 that Paula was introduced the the newly established charity, Smile For Life, and subsequently took the position of CEO. Under her leadership, Smile For Life has grown and developed into a high profile North East charity supporting and enabling 1000's of  disabled and disadvantaged children and young people to reach their full potential and to live happier and easier lives.

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