Our People

Jimmy’s would not exist without our dedicated, professional and passionate people

Our Senior Staff

Chief Executive

Mark Allan

Finance Manager

Jenny Thurston

Service Development Lead

Bea Taylor

Communications and Fundraising Manager

Jude Clarke

Our Trustees

Jimmy's is overseen by a diverse board of Trustees, who each provide additional expertise to the organisation.

Chair of Trustees

Fiona Blake

Vice Chair

Paula Bekinschtein


Geoff Mann


Jim Smith


Benjamin Holt


John Stanton


Chris Sherwin


Asha Praseedom


Jane Mann


Wendy Godfrey


Hannah Baldwin

Meet Teresa: our cook

I've been the cook at Jimmy’s for five years. Some of the residents even call me Mum!

It’s a lovely relationship I’ve got with the residents. From the first minute I walked in the door, I absolutely loved it. I don’t just cook. We have a laugh. We play games.

For meals, everything is made fresh. The residents like their wholesome, home cooking. Sausage and mash, your curry, fish and chips, cottage pies, that sort of thing. Some of them are at their lowest point in life, where even suicide is contemplated when they arrive. To see them build themselves up again, with all our help, and everybody’s help, it’s lovely to see.