Our Team

Our Team

Our charity is all about local people helping local people in need. We give people the support and opportunities to feel better about themselves, be more active in the community and get back into work. Our team provide the basics through our soup kitchen and give a hand up not just a hand out through new skills, experience and qualifications.

We could not do any of this without the dedicated support of our team – the CEO, Lianne Kirkman, Trustees, Staff and Volunteers.

Lianne Kirkman

Chief Executive Officer

Lorraine Cattrell

Trustee & Treasurer

Paddy Kirkman


William Clemmey

Chair of Trustees

Helen Clemmey



Our staff are the back bone of the charity – each bringing their own skills to make a big difference to our community – whilst providing a safe and supportive place for clients and volunteers alike.


Operations Manager

Chris Higgins

Lighthouse Charity Shop Manager

Gary Matthews

Gateway Cafe Manager


We are very lucky to have a brilliant team of over 60 volunteers who support the charity in a range of ways each with talents to share to support the most vulnerable in our community.

Roles include:

Soup kitchen team leads, Support workers, Soup maker, Birthday cake maker, Sandwich maker
House2Home co-ordinator, Referral Co-ordinator, Donations co-ordinator, Drivers for House2Home, stock sorting for House2Home
Shop assistant, Shop stock sorter, Window dresser
Fundraiser, Grant applications team
Website & communications team, Events co-ordinator

… and so much more!

Have you thought about volunteering to give something back to our community?