Meet Our Office Staff

Our passionate and dedicated 'behind the scenes' team who are leading our project forward...


Lesley Collier
Accounts

Accounts

Emma
Office Administrator

I joined the ECH team in October 2017 and I can honestly say I have not worked with a more committed team of people. As the Office Administrator I have the pleasure of helping with the smooth day to day running of the general office, I am the first point of contact for anyone who telephones or comes into the Head Office. So, if you would like more information on the Charity or would like to donate some items please phone into the office where I will be happy to help.

Darren Lane
Community Fundraiser

I joined the Fundraising team in August 2017. Having been very impressed by the passion everyone here has about building the hospice, I got the “ECH bug” very quickly. I have worked in the charity sector previously and am very excited at joining the team at this stage on the journey to build the hospice. I very much look forward to working with the local community to build the hospice – your hospice - sooner.

Jane Allen
Director of Retail

My name is Jane and I have been with East Coast Hospice for over three years. I first started as a shop manager of the Gorleston store and was supported by fantastic volunteers. Two years ago I progressed to Area Manager and have loved the challenge. We have seen our shops grow from 7 to 11 with more to come in the future. Our shops are well stocked with good quality pre-loved items waiting to be re-loved, so please come along and pledge your support to the hospice appeal.

Andrea King
Head of Community Fundraising

I have had the pleasure of joining the existing ECH family to help build upon the already amazing success achieved by the team in moving the hospice appeal forward. I have many new ideas of how to help 'Raise the Roof' and look forward to the community being part of it too, after all 'together we are stronger'. If you have an idea for fundraising please contact us for a chat, we would love to meet you over a cuppa and a biscuit!

Sue Marshall
Project Administrator and PA to the Board

I joined ECH at the beginning of 2017 after many years working within the Oil and Gas Industry. Since joining this amazing team, my role as Project Administrator is very hands on. I work closely alongside the Chairman who is the Project Lead for the building of the much needed Hospice in the area. No two days are ever the same! It really is a pleasure to be part of such a committed and visionary team.

Meet our Shop Staff

Our experienced and creative shop managers bringing you the very best vintage shopping experience...


Juile
Manager at North Walsham

Hi My name is Julie. I started at East Coast Hospice shop North Walsham only 3 weeks ago in May 2018, so at the moment I'm the baby of the family. I have done a lot of Charity work over the years and find it very rewarding. I moved to Norfolk 5 years ago from Northampton. I am so delighted to be a part of the East Coast Hospice family and have found everyone so helpful and wonderful to work with.

Ewan
Shop Manager at Norwich

Working for charities has been an important part of my life for over twelve years. When volunteering and working for a charity it's fantastic to think that every day is another chance to help the lives of those that truly need it.
I hugely admire what East Coast Hospice stands for and I am honoured (and of course very excited) to have been given the opportunity to make the new Norwich shop (on the wonderfully diverse Magdalen Street) as successful as possible. It's not something that I will be able to do on my own - we're looking to build a fantastic team of enthusiastic volunteers so please do pop in for a chat. Advance warning - I make a horrible cup of tea, but my black coffees are the best in Norwich.

Sheila
Deputy Manager at Caister

Hi, my name is Sheila and I am the Assistant Manager at the Caister shop. Originally from
London, I moved to Norfolk via Surrey three years ago. I have worked in charity shops for
the last 5 years and not only love the interaction with customers, but the fact that you never
know what will be coming through the shop door next. My speciality is music, but I also have
a keen interest in Chinese and Japanese items.














Sam
Shop Manager at Bungay

Hi, My name is Sam and I am the new manager of the Bungay shop.
I am excited to be starting my new journey with the East Coast Hospice Charity. I have recently relocated from Essex and i look forward to becoming part of the Bungay community, building business and having fun with the customers and volunteers who support the shop.

Faith
Gorleston Shop Manager

I've worked in charity retail for over 7 years, firstly as a volunteer then onto assistant manager at another charity.
I joined the team at East Coast Hospice as the manager at the Gorleston branch in January.
Thankfully i have joined a fantastic team of volunteers, their help is invaluable. We all contribute together & work as a team in making our shop a welcoming place to pick up some great finds & bargains.
New volunteers are always needed as are donations without them we would have nothing to sell to our customers, so they are greatly appreciated.
Lets "Raise the Roof" to Margaret Chadd House & support this much needed local hospice.

Julie
Manager at Great Yarmouth

I started as a volunteer in East Coast hospice in Gorleston in October 2015. I then became key holder and progressed onto becoming the manager of my own shop in Market Row, Great Yarmouth, which I absolutely love.
It has been a brilliant opportunity for myself from being a volunteer to manager. I am very proud to being part of a fantastic charity.

Sharon
Shop Manager at Attleborough

Hi I'm Sharon at the attleborough branch I'm a proud mother of two n I have a beautiful husband. I believe in peace and love I like to share it with all that come in to my path. Charity is about kindness helping those in need that's why I feel passionate about it. I like to spread a little bit of fairy dust where ever I go.

Sam
Delivery and Collection Driver

I join the ECH team in October 2017 as a delivery/collection driver after moving to the area from London where I worked for the Council.
I enjoy being able to visit our shops and the managers on a weekly basis, along with collecting and delivering donated items to members of the public, who are helping us to raise funds to build Margaret Chadd House.

Auberon
Relief Manager

"I am proud to have been a member of the team and have worked for East Coast Hospice where i started as a as a volunteer 8 months ago , during that time I became keyholder and cover-manager for the shop. Not long after, I became a full time relief manager and have been working as such at Bungay and Aldeburgh for the last 6 months.

Carl
Delivery and Collection Driver

I was a volunteer at the Lowestoft shop and I have recently been employed as a delivery and collection driver which i enjoy very much, it is a great way to visit all of our shops, managers and volunteers as well as meeting our supporters on deliveries and collections of donated our items.

James
Shop Manager Lowestoft

I am the shop manager of the Lowestoft Branch and our online shop. Born and educated in the town, with employment history with the NHS and another charity. I joined East Coast Hospice inspired by the vision of Jenny Beesley, Chairman. A lovely local charity where the funding reaches the supporters.

Jennifer
Shop Manger Aldeburgh

Hi , my name is Jen and I started in April 2017 at the East Coast Hospice shop in Southwold as an Assistant Manager.
I have been a carer for twenty years and feel very lucky to be a part of such an important cause, which still allows me to help and support others.

Karen
Shop Manager Acle

'Hello, my name is Karen and I am proud to be the manager of our new ECH shop recently opened in Acle.I am excited to be starting this new enterprise and I am grateful for the amazing generosity already shown by the local community, who have helped make our new shop opening a success with their donations of wonderful stock, volunteering their time and their ongoing custom.Thank you to all for your support.'

Christine
Shop Manager Southwold

Hello, My name is Christine and I have been the manager of the newly opened Southwold shop since July 2016. I have lived in Southwold for 40 years and have two grown up children. I am actively involved within the local community as a member of the local pantomime group. We are happy to welcome new volunteers to come and help at the shop, so if you feel you could spare a few hours, just pop in and have a chat with me.

Jane H
Shop Manager Caister

I have worked as the manager of the Caister shop since December 2015 with several brilliant and loyal volunteers working together as a team to do the very best we can to keep our customers happy and returning to buy more wonderful bargains whilst raising as much as possible to help 'Raise the Roof' of Margaret Chadd House.

Liz
Head of Retail

I originally started as a volunteer for ECH , then worked my way up to Shop Manager at our Gorleston shop and now newly promoted to Head of Retail.
I believe wholeheartedly in our superb cause and invite you all to visit our shops and if you have a few hours to spare please join our loyal band of volunteers. (Tea/coffee and biscuits provided).