The Chief Barker

Meet The Chief Barker

The Chief Barker is the Chairperson of the Charity and of the Management Team, the “Crew”. The position is normally held for one year and the incumbent leads the charity in all matters relating to governance and strategy. The title derives from fairground entertainment. Historically, a “Barker” drummed up customers at the fairground. 

This years Chief Barker is Robyn Lapidus.
 
 
Chief Barker Robyn Lapidus
 
This is Robyn's eighth term as Chief Barker having held the position initially in 1997 and then again in 2003 followed by 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016. He joined Variety nearly 30 years ago and has been an active member ever since. He is a past President of the Jersey Hospitality Association as well as a member of the Lord Taverners and previous Chairperson of the Jersey Taverners. His interests include sport, music, theatre and the welfare of children. He also enjoys food!

Robyn said, "There are a lot of people who are suffering in the Island and those are the people we want to help. For instance, if there is a group of 12 schoolchildren who are going on a trip and one of them can't afford to go, then we will try and raise the funds to make sure all the children can go. We believe every child should be treated the same." 
 
To contact Robyn, or if you would like further information or to contact Variety, please email admin@varietyjersey.org.je or call the Variety Office on 01534 856937. 
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