Engage Befriending

Meet the Team at Engage Befriending


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.


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.


Project Administrator & Regional Coordinator for West Reading

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.