Roseanne Sweeney - Chief Executive 

Responsible for the day to day management of the charity, strategic development, fundraising, stakeholder relations as well as project development and delivery in order to meet the charity’s aims to help local children and families.


Des Lynch - Operations Manager

Manages storage of donated goods, project delivery, relationships with referring agencies and recruits and supports all volunteers. Manages the day to day maintenance of the building.


Sophie Bell - Fundraiser (currently on maternity leave)

Responsible for fundraising and managing relationships with local businesses, churches, schools, sports and individual donors.  Organising appeals for clothes, food and toys and coordinates external fundraising events.  



Heather Green - Shop Manager

Manages our community shop on a day-to-day basis ensuring it is well stocked and our families' practical needs are met.  

Mark Gaffney SmartStart Development Manager    

Responsible for driving forward our SmartStart initiative which kits out local children for school. Liaises with school wear suppliers and gathers evidence 


Janet Dawes-Wood - Family Project Support Officer

First point of contact for regular individual donors. Organises collections of clothes, bedding and baby equipment on van. Coordinates referral system for all projects for families and books appointments.  


Barbara Wilk - Projects Worker (part-time Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Sorts the thousands of donations received throughout the year, making up parcels of clothing, bedding, school uniform and Easter and Christmas parcels in time for the families and support workers to collect.



Graham Harrison Driver (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) 

Doorstep ambassador and driver of our van which collects donations from supporters and delivers larger goods to families 

We have vacancies for a part-time driver vacancy.   More information here 

INterested in applying? Fill in our application form and monitoring form 





Board of Trustees

Robert Race – Chairman Head of Wealth Management WH Ireland Manchester. Other involvements within the voluntary sector – Former Chair of Pro.manchester.Key skills – financial and investments.


Michael Evans – Treasurer Retired Chartered Accountant and former Chariman until 2010 Other involvements within the voluntary sector – also a Trustee of the Blair Trust. Key skills - financial and investments and charitable sector experience.



Nikki Guy - Trustee

Business and Development Manager at Stockport Women's Centre.

 Other involvements within the voluntary sector - also a Trustee of the Stockport CP Society.
 Key skills – fundraising, charitable sector experience.
Mike Cribb - Trustee 
Gillian Winter - Trustee 

Charles Hadfield – Trustee Director of Regional Property Solutions Ltd, Chartered Commercial Property Surveyors. Other involvements within the voluntary sector include being a Divisional Vice president of the NSPCC and Chairman of the Manchester Salford and District NSPCC and Vice President of the St James’ Club.Key skills – property matters and charitable sector experience.


Val Jones - Trustee Retired Events Manager at Pro.manchester Key skills – event organising and fundraising.



Judith Watson - Trustee Retired Partner at Cobbetts LLP, Manchester Other involvements within the voluntary sector include being Trustee at Manchester CamerataKey skills – HR and legal matters and charitable sector experience.

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