Our Trustees

Friendship at Home is governed by our Board of Trustees, who are a vital part of our organisation and ensure we are doing all we can to improve the lives of older people. Collectively, our Trustees bring experience and expertise from a large range of areas.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee for Friendship at Home, please contact us directly.

jenny-smith-picture3 Jennifer Smith – Chair

Jennifer is a retired Magistrate for Grimsby/Cleethorpes and is Deputy Chair for North East Lincolnshire Standards Committee. She has a wide knowledge when it comes to working with older people through many volunteer roles with the Health and Wellbeing Collaborative, LINK, Health Watch (Hospital & Care Home Inspections), Hope Street Clinic (Trustee) – Falls Collaborative. She also has 10 years experience volunteering with Friendship at Home.

Ray resized Cllr. Ray Oxby – Deputy Chair

Ray has been an elected Councillor with North East Lincs Council since 2012 and been the Leader since 2014.  He is an active Portfolio Holder in the Council and involved with several other charities.  Ray has worked for the Local Government at a Senior Manager level and has been on the Trustee Board of F@H since October 2010, and as Deputy Chair since 2014.  Ray brings extensive knowledge and experience of strategic working and also has a variety of roles within other voluntary.

Ray is a Portfolio Holder and Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council.  He brings knowledge and experience of strategic working. Ray also has a variety of roles within other voluntary and community organisations.

Ann resized Ann Maggs MBE

Ann works for Shoreline Housing as a Support Officer. Ann has worked in and with several charities during her adult life and has a vast experience of working within the Voluntary and Statutory sectors.

Mike resized Mike Mercer

Mike is the Director of Services at Humbercare and has worked in the voluntary sector most of his adult working life. He brings an in-depth knowledge of HR, commissioning and writing funding bids.

Christine1 Christine Motley

Christine is a Reminiscence and Exercise Facilitator with a knowledge of working with older people, and frequently works and interacts with Friendship at Home’s member.

mick swales 002 Mick Swales

Mick is one of our valued volunteers.  Mick has worked for N E Lincs Council as a member of their Neighbourhood team for several years, and now works for Engweld /Energas as a sales engineer selling welding products.  Mick has been involved in the voluntary sector for many years and has a keen interest in Friendship at Home.  Mick has been a member of the trustee Board since October 2016.

Pam 1 Plamenna (Pam) Hargreaves

Pam is a qualified accounting technician and currently works for Shoreline in their finance department as an Accounting and Insurance Officer.  Pam has a keen interest in the voluntary sector and has been involved in charity work before particularly as a volunteer at “Communities together” and “North East Lincolnshire Credit Union”.  Pam has been a member of the trustee Board since October 2016.

photocomingsoon Michael Bateson

Mike is a retired NHS senior manager who has a keen interest in the health and wellbeing of the local community. He brings experience of strategic management and the use of new technology in the delivery of health and social care. Mike joined the trustee board in April 2018.

photocomingsoon Jill Knott

After taking early retirement from a career working as a customer services manager for Shoreline Housing Partnership, as well as working in Local Government, the Civil Service and the Local Housing Provider Jill joined the trustee board in January 2018. Jill studied at both Grimsby and Hull University to achieve her Master’s in Business Administration. Jill brings a wealth of experience in Policy and strategy development which she hopes FAH will benefit from. Jill has previously volunteered as a Trustee with FAH, Rape Crisis and NELWA.

David Walker

David is Ex-Army (1970 – 1997)- retired Officer.  He has been with F@H as a Trustee since 2008 and Chair since 2014.  David took a short break from F@H in 2017 and has just returned as a Trustee.  David has worked with several charities over the years, specifically for over ten years as Chief Officer of a medium sized Charity based in Hull, providing free Legal Advice and solicitors service specialising in homelessness.  David is now semi-retired though still works part time at St Andrew’s Hospice as part of the fundraising team.  He is also actively involved in several other charities including Chair of Humbercare and a member of the Community Forum with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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