We invite you to meet some of the people who make up SCCCC and who are the strength of the organisation. We have over 110 volunteers and around 12 staff who dedicate their time to helping older people. Our volunteers provide over 7,000 hours of support every year, helping to combat loneliness and isolation.
SCCCC is led and managed by the Chief Executive who advises the Board of Trustees on strategy matters. The Chief Executive is responsible for making key operational decisions to improve the lives of older people through the delivery of our services.
Mark Storey - Chief Executive Officer
I joined SCCCC in September 2015 following a brief spell with Barnsley Council. Prior to that I worked in roles in fundraising, business development and project management. In addition to my role with SCCCC I am a school governor at two schools – one a Church of England Primary School and the other a community special school, as well as being a non-executive director and charity trustee with Bradford Youthbuild Trust. In my spare time (if there is such a thing) I enjoy SCUBA diving, performing close up magic and taking my dog for walks. Oh, and I’m also studying for an MBA!
Sharon Saunders - Operations Manager
I’m responsible for the recruitment of volunteers, and ensuring the smooth running of the office. When I’m not working, I love reading and have just started Pilates – my concession to getting fitter! Having a teenage daughter and a cat named Flame (don’t ask) keeps me on my toes.
Ericka Hill - Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Officer
I am SCCCC’s Marketing Communications & Fundraiser Officer, I have been here since July 2016. My role is to increase awareness of the fantastic work that our volunteers and staff do here via social media. I am also responsible for all aspects of fundraising including; grant applications, events, working closely with local groups, companies and organisations to raise much needed funds for the charity. I am passionate about vintage style, cake and can be found rummaging in charity shops in my spare time.
Teresa Smith - Administrator
I joined SCCCC as an Administrator in March 2018 and enjoy being part of this team. Before this I was the Chairman of the Sheffield Sea Cadets - the highlight of which was receiving a British Empire Medal for Services to the cadet corps. I have four children and two cats and love Cornwall. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, art & crafts, going to the theatre and music concerts.
Sarah Wigston - Hospital to Home Co-ordinator
I joined SCCCC in February 2018 to take on the running of the new scheme. I trained as an Occupational Therapist and worked at the Northern General Hospital. I now run the Hospital to Home scheme assisting older people on their journey home from hospital, offering both emotional and practical support. In my spare time I enjoy going to music concerts, sewing and spending time with my dog Maggie.
Gav Furness - Hospital Aftercare Team
I started working for SCCCC in April 2014 after being a chef for almost 28 years. I was nervous but also excited about starting work for the charity. My colleagues were all friendly and made me feel very welcome and I felt at ease almost straight away. I love my job and can't imagine doing anything else, and I get a great sense of satisfaction after a day's work and feel proud working for SCCCC. I'm married with 2 beautiful children who I love seeing at the end of the day, and I like spending time with my family and friends and still love cooking at home. I also enjoy many kinds of sports and love watching movies and I've been regularly attending St Johns Park church for a number of years.
Julia Walker - Hospital Aftercare Team
I started working as part of the Hospital aftercare team in 2010. I love working for SCCCC - I've never had a job before where I looked forward to Mondays! After having my 2 children, I returned to work for 3 days a week. When I'm not at work, I'm wrestling my 2 monsters and enjoying being a Mom and I'm making the most of it before they start school. I also love popping over to see my one remaining grandparent and love spending time with her.
Karen Redfern - Hospital Aftercare Team
I joined SCCCC's in 2019 as a sessional worker for the Hospital to Home Team. I have worked in both Adult and Children's social care for the last 10 years and have loved every minute of it. I spend most of my spare time with family, friends and my dog.
Karen Pottinger - Good Neighbour Scheme Co-ordinator
I have been part of the SCCCC's staff team for 15 years. I love working alongside our brilliant volunteers and seeing the worthwhile and positive benefits of friendly visiting. I love my job, particularly the visiting of older people in their homes. I'm partial to cake and/or biscuits both in and out of work!
Julia Thompson - Good Neighbours Co-ordinator
Hello, My Name is Julia and I am one of the new good neighbours volunteer coordinators, working on a Wednesday and a Friday. I previously worked for Sheffield Mind as the Age Better Coordinator, and love meeting new people! I can see the difference that having a ' friendly visitor' makes, and how this wonderful scheme also benefits the volunteers.This is a very satisfying job, and Its great to be part of such a caring team. I live on a farm in Sheffield (in fact I was born there!), and I have loads of animals...and two grown up children!
Dan Kyte - Sessional Worker
As a recent Occupational Therapy graduate I returned to SCCCC's as a sessional worker, following the enjoyment and shared values I found here during my student placement. In my free time I am an avid rock climber and yoga practitioner but these come second place to two newly adopted kittens...
Tammy Wilson - Good Neighbour Team leader
I joined the SCCCC team in December 2019 after working for the RSPCA for over 20 years. I am part of the wonderful Good Neighbour Scheme, which is such a rewarding project. The dedicated volunteers make such a difference and I've already met so many fantastic and interesting people - I love it! In my own time, I enjoy reading, watching films and spending time with my three cats, two dogs and pony called Chunk who has an fabulous moustache.
Clare Freeland - Sessional Worker
“I joined SCCCC as a Hospital to Home Sessional Worker in November 2019, coming from a varied background in the NHS for 17 years and then becoming self-employed, as a Celebrant since 2011.
I have really enjoyed becoming a part of the SCCCC service, all working to help people get settled into home after a hospital stay. It is great to support people in this way and also work as part of a fabulous and devoted team.
With my other time, I still work as a Celebrant, act as a Governor in a local school, volunteer with a local Food Waste charity and do home and family things with my daughter, husband and 2 very active dogs Poppy and Bobo. I love cooking and I also love eating and I enjoy walking, doing some crafts and relaxing with a good programme on the TV at the end of a day (usually something to do with cooking or a detective!).”
Rachel Cundy - Hospital Aftercare Team
I had been a Good Neighbour volunteer for a couple of years before joining the Hospital to Home Team in the summer of 2019. I feel passionate about reducing loneliness and love the fact that my role here allows me time to get to know people. I love hearing their stories and having the opportunity to improve their lives, be it delivering useful equipment, or taking someone home from hospital. Alongside this role I am also Ofsted Childminder and can be often found in the park with a tribe of toddlers in tow. This is not only great fun but also allows me to spend extra time with my own children. I love camping, going to gigs and Drag Queens.
Sarah Kelly - Hospital Aftercare Team
I joined this wonderful team in April 2019 as a hospital to home team member. I’m a qualified Occupational Therapist and previously worked in the NHS for 11 years and continue to work at the Northern General Hospital on a bank shift basis. I am passionate about helping and supporting people in their own home. I am a busy mum of two so don’t have much spare time but when I do I enjoy spending time with my family, binge watching true crime series and I love all things do with pampering and beauty.