Lindsey MacDonald, Chief Executive 

What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast?  So many opportunities in life come from education. A healthy and nutritious breakfast every day at school is a simple and impactful way to ensure every child gets the very best start and chance to access those opportunities. I truly believe we can end child morning hunger for good.

Favourite breakfast: Marmalade and (plant-based) butter on toast but no day starts without a black filter coffee (or two!).

Angi Pendleton, Senior Project Manager

What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? I’ve spent my career to date working in and for schools within disadvantaged communities, and am passionate about ensuring that every child, regardless of their background, has access to a great education. Isn’t it just magic that the simple act of feeding a hungry child a nutritious breakfast can have such a far-reaching positive effect on their educational attainment and future life chances? I’m proud to work for such a nurturing, effective and dynamic charity, and I adore seeing the impact that we make in schools and with children.

Favourite breakfast: I’m partial to a bacon-and-fried egg bap, but it must be laden with both ketchup and brown sauce.

Carolyn Choong, Project Manager

What motivates you to work at Magic Breakfast? It is unacceptable that children are going hungry in one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Magic Breakfast reaches thousands of children every week through its relationships with schools. I have spent my career working with schools and know that they work incredibly hard on behalf of their students and families. It’s exciting to be part of the team ensuring children have a healthy start to the day.

Favourite breakfast: Homemade granola with Greek yogurt and fruit. And a strong coffee!

Ximena Del Castillo, EA to CEO and Board Support

What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? I love working in the voluntary sector and being part of a team that strives to make the world a better place. I can’t believe that in a country as rich as the UK children are still too hungry to learn in school. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of a team that is working so hard to end this absurdity.

Favourite breakfast: My husband’s special oat and coconut pancakes topped with berries and maple syrup… my children and I often wrestle for the last one!