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.



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.

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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.


Shaughan Farrow

Shaughan is a business advisory and marketing specialist with over 30 years’ experience working at director level across various business sectors and brings in depth knowledge and experience of running a business.

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Kevin Franklin

Kevin works for Seafish as their Training Manager.  Kevin is an SFEDI Accredited Business Advisor, Coach and creative Learning & Development Specialist, with over 20 years’ experience.  Kevin has extensive experience in stakeholder management and demonstrable skills in forging successful working relationships at all levels.

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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.

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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.


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.

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Mick Swales

Mick has volunteered for Friendship at Home for over five years.

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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.

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