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Nick Cork

Nick Corke - CEO

I have lived and worked in and around Framlingham for the past 25 years. I have been a Town Councillor and am trustee of The Mills Charity. I joined Rotary in 2000 and helped form the Framlingham Rotary Club in 2010. As a Rotarian I am encouraged to improve lives within the community I live and work. It was that ideal that lead to the starting of Hour Community.

I have been involved in Rotary community projects all over the world, but i have never forgotten the fact there are people in Framlingham and the surrounding area who also need our help.

 Sharon Norman

Sharon Norman - Trustee

 

I have been involved with the Rotary Club, through my partner, for over 10 years. I became a Rotarian 2 years ago and have been involved with their community projects ever since.

I have 25 years of experience as a carer, which has involved working in Dementia care for the past 6 years at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham and hold an NVQ III in Dementia Care and End of Life Care.

Currently I am involved in a number of services in a voluntary capacity, including working for the Forget-Me-Not club for those with Dementia and memory difficulties, enabling them and their carers to socialize within the community.

I am a volunteer driver for Hour Community's Hospital Transport Service and I have set up the Hour Community Dementia Befriending Service with a group of experienced carers.

 Stuart Stanford

Stuart Stanford - Operations Manager

 

Stuart is born and bred Suffolk, starting life in the south of the county.  He currently lives by the sea with his dogs and can be seen on his daily walks, keeping fit and topping up his tan!

His working life began in retail, managing shops, before making a change in 1995, commencing work for Social Services, working with adults with learning disabilities in and around Ipswich.  This culminated in 5 years, helping to set up and work at a horticultural training project in Claydon.  After moving to Framlingham in 2002, Stuart began working for a Framlingham based Mental Health service in 2005.  He continued to work for Mental Heath charities until 2012.  Following spells working in residential care and, again, Social Services, he found himself volunteering for Framlingham's Community Car Scheme.  It was during this time he was introduced to Hour Community, in a fateful meeting with Nick Corke in 2015.

Stuart Now divides his time between working from home, keeping administrative aspects of Hour Community up to date, and supporting much of Hour Community's work by 'chipping in' where needed.  He particularly enjoys the weekly Trishaw outings, and can be seen struggling up the Market Hill on Friday mornings.

Stuart's passions include, the importance and undeniable benfits of volunteering, walking (always with dogs in tow), and collecting and creating unusual items with which he has festooned his house.  All of this and an unhealthy attachment to doughnuts.

 

 hannah2

Hannah Reid - Trustee

 Hannah is Director of Innovation & Business Development at Community Action Suffolk and joined our Board of Trustees in 2017.  She is passionate about the Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise in Suffolk and the difference it makes to the county and the people in it.

Hannah was educated in, and has lived in Suffolk for the past 27 years.  She is married to Paul, has 4 step children and 7 grandchildren (to date!).  The most recent addition to the family was in the form of a chocolate Labrador puppy,Dave.  She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the countryside of Suffolk with Paul and Dave.  A child of the 80's and with a wannabe 'Mod' husband, she can also often be found at an 80's festival or Northern Soul gig!

Hannah became involved with Hour Community through her 'day job' at CAS, to help the organisation register as a CIO (Community Incorporated Organisation), and was inspired enough by the work we do to join us more formally as a Trustee.  She brings her skills in business development and governance for the charitable sector to the board and is happy to be the 'Big Stick of Compliance', making sure all our activities are carried out in accordance with Charity Commission and other regulatory body rules - Every Board of Trustees needs one! 

The work of Hour Community is strongly aligned to Hannah's belief that no person should feel left out of their community of socially isolated in the 21st century, and she is proud to be part of it and see how far the organisation has come since its registration.

 

 Richard

Richard Corbett - Trustee

 Richard has been a Rotarian since 1991, and before that, a Round Tabler for 10 years.  He first started to help at a club in Saxmundham that was set up to help adults with mental health issues in 1988, when there was more stigma and a lack of understanding, but he soon learnt that all that was needed was patience, acceptance and the time to listen.

Having gained a qualification in Mental Health First Aid, Richard brings with him, skills and experience to The Worry Tree

 Mike

Mike Brewell - Trustee

 Born in Boston and educated at the Grammar School there, Mike left for London to pursue a career in purchasing and supply.  After twenty years and several assignments in this discipline with both national and international companies, he was appointed managing director of a UK subsidiary of a German company manufacturing terminals and connectors.  When the company was relocated to Mexico, rather than move with it Mike and his wife, Heather set up their own company to distribute the products worldwide.  They sold the company in 2014.

Mike joined Rotary in 1999 and was president of St Albans Rotary Club in 2003-2004, during which time he and Heather spent three weeks in India as part of Rotary Polio National Immunisation programme.  Mike's past service includes leadership roles in Scouting and voluntary director of a residential care home.  

His hobbies include an allotment where he grows all his plants from seed, reading, and of course, Rotary where he is Secretary of the Framlingham Club

Mike is an NLP Master Practitioner and a Mental Health First Aider'.