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
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.
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
Rob Williams Services Coordinator
Organises outreach events, liaises with referral agencies, signposts clients onto other services useful for families living on a low income
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.
Dave Wayne - Driver (Monday and Tuesday)
Doorstep ambassador and driver of our van which collects donations from supporters and delivers larger goods to families
Graham Harrison Driver (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
We have vacancies for a fundraiser (maternity cover), administrator and community shop manager. More information here
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.
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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Donate good quality children's clothes, bedding, toys and books to local struggling families. Call 0161 834 3140 to organise a collection
Every year over 1000 volunteers help us sort donations, raise funds and deliver our projects to struggling families… https://t.co/AOlauJ7BoC
Help choose the design for our #ReadMcr bookbench kindly funded by @Carillion #NWEP https://t.co/sJGzRlqpct