Meet the people who work at North Cotswold Foodbank
Kevin Carden: Project Manager
I’ve been with NCFB since July 2019 having previously volunteered at both Cambridge and Stroud foodbanks.
I retired in 2016 after 40 year’s service with Tesco. My interest in helping Foodbanks developed in the latter years at Tesco after returning from a long period of working abroad.
I live in Stroud with my wife and our 2 dogs. We have 3 grown up children. My interests are mainly sporty. I enjoy watching football and horse racing and I am a qualified cricket umpire.
Lorna Shawcross: Assistant Manager
I joined NCFB in December 2022 after 35 years working in the public sector. As well as doing lots of stuff behind the scenes that keeps foodbank running I volunteer at Chipping Campden.
My interests are running, growing fruit and veg on our allotment and anything outdoors.
Sue Dunn: Referral Agency Liaison
I relocated with my husband from Essex to Chipping Campden in October 2021 and joined as a volunteer at the Chipping Campden outlet in September 2022. I am now the Referral Agency Liaison, a newly created role aiming to enhance relationships with our existing referral agency partners and extend our network further.
I have a background in legal recruitment and recently completed a Masters in Coaching and Mentoring. I am a keen tennis player (still plenty of room for improvement!)I enjoy yoga, theatre, walking my dogs and discovering what the Cotswolds has to offer!
Dean Snuggs: Warehouse Co-ordinator
I joined North Cotswold Foodbank in August 2023 and have experience volunteering for a Trussell Trust Foodbank at the church I attend in Cheltenham. My employment history includes working for the MOD as a Stores Manager, a Yard Supervisor for a paper mill and several roles in Ophthalmology/Optometry in the NHS with my last position being a Manual Handling Trainer.
My main passions are serving at church on several ministries and volunteering for Cheltenham Street Pastors. My other passion is golf which I’ve played since my teenage years and watching sport especially Liverpool football club.
I have been a volunteer at the Moreton Outlet since its start in December 2011 and a trustee since 2016. I came to live near Moreton-in-Marsh in 1999 having lived in Italy and on the Wirral.
I am a member of St David’s Church and my Christian faith is my motivation to help those in our community who find themselves in need of compassion and help at our foodbank.
Rhian: Safeguarding Lead
I’ve been a trustee and Safeguarding lead for the last 3 1/2 years, prior to that I managed the foodbank for 6 years. Despite wishing we didn’t have to exist, it’s been a privilege to see how we have grown and developed in order to serve our community and make a difference for the people who need us most.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, flower arranging and spending time with friends and family.
Wayne: Social Media Lead
I approached the North Cotswold Foodbank to be a volunteer about 4 years ago, offering to set up our social media offering, as we didn’t have any. I am currently Managing Director and Partner at a global digital media company. It’s this experience that I wish to bring to the Foodbank, to help it face the ever-increasing need.
Growing up in a one parent family, if Foodbanks were around, we would have used them – as a parent of two girls, that’s enough motivation for me. I was invited to be a Trustee 2 years ago.
In my spare time I am one of the founder coaches for girls’ football at Gotherington Jaguars, season ticket holder at the mighty Bristol Bears Rugby (sorry), Southampton Football Club supporter and a keen video gamer.
I was drawn into volunteering for NCFB by a desire to help people who find themselves in need and have found it to be both rewarding and enlightening.
As a Trustee I hope I can help the Foodbank to effectively continue to fulfil its role in the Community, by using the experience gained over many years working as a Director, Co-owner and latterly Managing Director of a national commercial refrigeration business.
I am a keen rugby supporter and Leicester Tigers season ticket holder, who also enjoys walking, photography and above all spending time with family and friends.
I joined the NCFB 7 years ago having written about the Trussell Trust in my previous career (I was a consumer and personal finance journalist writing for national newspapers, magazines and websites).
As well as being a Trustee I’m also the outlet lead for Bourton on the Water.
Little known fact: I’m rubbish at maths but quite good with dogs having worked at the Blue Cross animal charity training and rehoming rescue dogs.
My interests include walking, dogs, running, skiing and books.
I started volunteering with the Foodbank in 2019 to try and take action for a
cause close to my heart, tired of feeling powerless after reading heartbreaking
news stories about foodbank usage skyrocketing. From there, my journey with the Foodbank has gone from strength to strength, and there are few roles I haven’t
done at least once!
I currently work as a fundraiser and project manager at a national children’s charity, but my aim is to end up working in the law, which I have a degree in.
Outside of the Foodbank, my interests are walking, reading, and playing with my pet Labrador.
I honestly cannot remember why I chose the North Cotswold Foodbank as the place to volunteer, I knew I wanted to be part of a group who were passionate about making a difference.
People are shocked that the North Cotswolds have locals having to make hard choices of whether to pay for fuel or food, clothes for their children, keeping a car on the road to get them to work etc. No one should go hungry or without essentials to live with dignity.
I have had a varied career from midwifery to pharmaceutical sales through to leadership development, and now I am about to ‘retire’. Perfect timing to be invited to be part of the Trustees.
Having trained as a Chartered Accountant in London I now co-own William Hinton Limited based in Stow-on-the-Wold. I am honoured to support the North Cotswold Foodbank and feel it is important to give something back to the community when you can.
My wife and I have 3 children and love to walk our dog in the countryside. Cycling is a passion which I try to pursue regularly.