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Meet the Team at Engage Befriending

Sheila

Sheila

Regional Coordinator for North & East Reading

Sheila has spent most of her working life supporting vulnerable people. She’s committed to supporting older, isolated people through the work of Engage Befriending, and by leading a Pastoral Care Team at her church. Sheila enjoys singing, walking and being with her 5 grandchildren during (any remaining!) spare time.

Tony

Tony

Regional Coordinator for West Reading

Tony retired from full time work with Social Services in 2010 but still enjoys meeting and working with older people. He started off by volunteering with Engage Befriending and then became part of the staff team in January 2015. Tony’s other interests include walking, wildlife, spending time with his granddaughters and leading Bible studies.

Marlene

Marlene

Regional Coordinator for South & Central Reading

Marlene started as a volunteer for Engage Befriending and became part of the staff team in October 2015. She loves working with people, young and old. As a Coordinator she enjoys connecting volunteers to those who feel isolated and lonely. As a Befriender she sees the joy a visit brings to someone. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming and walking.

Shelley

Shelley

Project Administrator

Shelley was already volunteering for Engage Befriending and then became part of the staff team in November 2015. She enjoys enabling the front-line staff to do the work which goes towards making such a positive difference across Reading. In her spare time she likes reading, going to the theatre and walking in the countryside.