Meet Our Office Staff

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

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.

Joanna Storey
Corporate Fundraiser

Corporate Fundraiser

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.

Sue Allport


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...

Deputy Manager at Caister

Deputy Manager at Caister

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.

Gorleston Shop Manager

Manager at Great Yarmouth

Shop Manager at Attleborough

Delivery and Collection Driver

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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).

Shop Manager North Walsham

The North Walsham shop opened at the end off July 2015, that is when my job as shop manager began, it was an exciting time and there was lots to be done. Some of the volunteers that started with me then have now moved on due to gaining jobs or retiring. One volunteer who started two weeks after we opened is still with me two years later and plans to be part of the team for some time.We have two volunteers whom have special needs and are both being trained on the till, my key volunteer only started in February this year and is enjoying her role. We are one happy family in a happy shop .