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Meet our team

Marjie Walker

Scheme Manager

Tel: 0751 3020 784     Email: marjie@linkvisiting.org

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: jo@linkvisiting.org

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.


Jenny

Activities & Events Co-ordinator

Tel: 07826 919 663     Email: jenny@linkvisiting.org

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. 

 


Mandi Eagle

Volunteer Coordinator

Tel: 07823 772 716      Email: mandi@linkvisiting.org

After many years working with young children managing a nursery school,  I decided on a career change and have enjoyed working at Link Visiting now for two years. My role involves recruiting, training and supporting volunteers and with over 240 people on our scheme it certainly keeps me busy. I love meeting new people so this is a great role for me. Outside the office I love spending time with my children and grandchildren and help train guide dogs evenings and weekends at home!  


Pippa Freeguard

Administrator

Tel: 0118 979 8019    Email: admin@linkvisiting.org

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. 


 

Board of Trustees 

 

John Bassett      -     Secretary

Bob Wyatt     -      Trustee 

Simon Elliott      -      Chair 

Doug Cleary      -      Treasurer