Meet Our Office Staff

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

Andrea King
Charity Fundraiser

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!

Helen Patchett
Office Manager

I joined ECH in 2015 after spending many years in the legal world. My main role is to look after the running of the office but I also arrange the collections by our distribution manager of donations of furniture etc. and I liaise with the area retail manager about any issues affecting our shops. My colleagues here at ECH are a wonderful team of people all absolutely committed to getting the much needed hospice built.

Jeff Wood
Community Fundraiser 

Since moving to Norfolk in 2008 I have listened to the various views surrounding the building of a hospice and I believe that Gt. Yarmouth, Gorleston and Waveney have got to have an independent Hospice. I think it is long overdue and I am highly committed to playing my part in the delivery of this wonderful facility. If you see me please come and say hello!

Jo Johnson
Accounts Manager

Hello, I have been lucky enough to join the fabulous team here at East Coast Hospice in July 16. My role is to keep counting those pennies, from our shops, raised by our fundraising team and the generous donations from our community. Every single one counts.

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...

Shop Manager

Hi, my name is Darren and I manage the Aldeburgh shop.
Before joining ECH, i managed another high street charity shop for 2 1/2 years.
I would consider myself very down to earth, with a passionate belief in the charity shop ethos.
The Aldeburgh shop is very bright and spacious and we should be able to cater for most peoples' needs.
We have an ever expanding CD,DVD and vinyl range in our second room.
Music is always playing, If I'm not in the main shop, I'm never far away and usually singing!
My latest plans are to make shop display furniture from reclaimed wood' starting with a raised deck,enabling us to to have a proper shop window display area.

Shop Manager

My name is Zoe and I am thrilled to have joined the ECH team by becoming the new manager of the Bungay shop. I am passionate about the hospice movement and look forward to working with our super volunteers, donors, supporters and customers, all of whom will help us build this much needed local facility. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

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.

Volunteer Store Manager @ Diss


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.

Shop Manager Great Yarmouth

Shop Manager @ Gorleston

I'm the proud manager of our wonderful shop down Gorleston High Street where I originally started as a volunteer and then worked my way up to Shop manager.
I believe wholeheartedly in our superb cause and invite you all to visit our shop and if you have a few hours to spare please join our loyal band of volunteers. (Tea/coffee and biscuits provided).

Shop Manager @ North Walsham

Distribution Manager

Retail Area Manager

Shop Manager @ Beccles