Meet our Team

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Marjie Walker

Scheme Manager

Tel: 0751 3020 784     Email:

I've been managing the scheme now since 2007 and have loved meeting so many interesting older people who find themselves feeling lonely and a wide mix of brilliant volunteers willing to give their time to see lives changed. I began my career as a nurse - which I really enjoyed but after a small career break, when I lived abroad, decided on a change of course into the charity world. I've not looked back and find my job hugely rewarding! 

Jo Mason 

deputy manager and Assessor

Tel: 07826 894 657     Email:

I'm the Link assessor, which means I visit our link friends when they are first referred to us and then introduce them to their volunteer. I am also the volunteer trainer, which involves supporting volunteers to gain the necessary skills to feel confident and competent in their volunteering role. I first heard about the Link Visiting Scheme through working for other charities supporting older people. I then became a Link volunteer myself, before taking the leap to being an employee in 2012.


Activities & Events Co-ordinator

Tel: 07826 919 663     Email:

I began working for the charity in October 2014 after a few years of volunteering as a befriender. My role is to organise and plan all our activities and events from pub lunches to summer afternoons on the bowling green to Christmas parties and quiz evenings! It's certainly a varied role and I love seeing people enjoying themselves with one another. 


Pippa Freeguard


Tel: 0118 979 8019    Email:

I've recently joined The Link Visiting Scheme and am enjoying being part of the team. I have a background in office administration and get great pleasure in making sure things are well organised and run smoothly. I've loved meeting so many of our volunteers and older people and it's great to a part of something that makes a real difference to so many lives. 


Phil Parkes 

Our Patron

A former professional football goalkeeper playing for West Ham,QPR and England. Long term Wokingham resident and keen to support his local community.


Board of Trustees 


      John Mallaghan      -    Trustee 

Bob Wyatt     -      Trustee 

Gayle Manicom - Trustee 

Simon Elliott      -      Chair 

      Doug Cleary       -        Treasurer

Jill Lawrence       -       Trustee