Meet the Team
West Kent Befriending Service Manager
I have worked within the third sector since 2012 and am proud to have been involved with the West Kent Befriending Service from day one. Prior to that I was a registered childminder, enabling me to be a stay at home mum to my two children.
My interests outside of work are spending any amount of time I can with my children and my trips to South Africa where my daughter lives and works. I have a special love of the Kruger National Park and especially anything rhino related.
My one perhaps slightly strange passion is the Eurovision Song Contest and I have even been known to arrange a certain special birthday party of mine so that the two events did not clash!
I am immensely proud of the West Kent Befriending Service and all that we have achieved since we launched in March 2014. I work alongside Diane, my wonderful work colleague, and the very best group of volunteers, who never fail to amaze me with their commitment and support.
West Kent Befriending Service Deputy Coordinator
Before working for the West Kent Befriending Service, I worked on and off for 35 years as a Dental Nurse/Receptionist, always enjoying my contact with the general public.
My first contact with the Befriending Service was in January 2015 as a volunteer and I am still visiting the same lady that I was then introduced to then.
When the opportunity arose for a much needed part time Befriending Coordinator, I jumped at the chance to be able to work with Wendy and the wonderful volunteers in this amazing service.
When I’m not at work I enjoy travel with my husband, cooking, zumba, walking with my springer spaniel and catching up with my two grown up children in London and Germany!
West Kent Befriending Service Administrator
Prior to working with Age UK Maidstone, I worked as an Executive Assistant with many Corporate companies and Third Sector organisations which lead to me wanting to continue in this area, working with charities. I have been employed as the West Kent Befriending Service Administrator since the launch of the service in March 2014. It is wonderful to see how the service has developed since the launch and I am pleased to see it does makes a huge difference to the community.