Terena Young - Sedgemoor

Terena comes from a fundraising background having worked for Barnardo’s for eighteen years and, prior to that, for ActionAid in Chard. Terena originally joined St. Margaret's as the Community Fundraiser for West Somerset a year ago, but she has recently moved to the Sedgemoor area. She says "I have loved being a part of the St. Margaret’s Hospice Fundraising Team over the past year - it’s a wonderful charity close to my heart. I’m now looking forward to building relationships across Sedgemoor, and meeting everyone who supports St. Margaret’s in their tremendous fundraising effort."

To contact Terena: 07736886183 | terena.young@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

Sharon Pavey (MinstF) - Taunton Deane

Sharon has a varied background in education, libraries, retail, local government and performing arts. She has volunteered for several charities over the years including helping raise funds to build the £2million Beehive Community Centre and the new Hospiscare Day Centre - both in Honiton. Sharon previously worked as Head of Fundraising for an animal rescue charity in Somerset co-ordinating the fundraising to build a new £1million Rehoming Centre. Sharon joined the Community Fundraising team here at St. Margaret's in April 2016. 

Sharon says "I have received such a warm welcome from everyone - patients, families, volunteers and staff. It's clear that St. Margaret's is a very special place indeed. I look forward to building relationships across Taunton Deane, Chard and Ilminster and doing my bit to help the hospice continue its incredible work." 

To contact Sharon: 07736886171 | sharon.pavey@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk

Victoria Poole - Yeovil 

Victoria has recently moved to St. Margaret's Fundraising Team after working for St. Margaret's Retail Team. She has been a volunteer for St. Margaret's Hospice since she was a teenager, when she helped in the shops and at fundraising events. After completing a History and Politics degree at the University of Sheffield, she took up a temporary position in the St. Margaret's Children's Shop in Taunton, before moving to a permanent position as Manager of the Wiveliscombe shop.

Victoria said "I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in St. Margaret's Wiveliscombe shop and will miss my wonderful volunteers and customers, but I am very excited to be starting in the Fundraising Team where I have been warmly welcomed by everyone at the hospice. I hope to build on my previous experience working as a fundraising intern for Breast Cancer Care, and really expand our Yeovil fundraising. I am looking forward to a new challenge in a new area!"

To contact Victoria: 07736886190 | victoria.poole@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk 

Jane Lillis - West Somerset

Jane comes to St. Margaret's with many years of community fundraising and event organisation experience. With a career background in marketing and market research, Jane lived overseas for 16 years before returing to West Somerset in 2006. While working in the Middle East for UBS AG, Jane was involved in the organisation of numerous business and charity events. Since her return to the UK she has worked with the Moorland Mousie Trust at the Exmoor Pony Centre where she was responsible for fundraising and marketing, with Secret World Wildlife Rescue  as Community and Events Fundraiser and with the South West Heritage Trust as Membership Development Officer.

"I have immense respect for the services provided by St. Margaret's Hospice and am delighted to be working within the West Somerset community to raise funds for such a worthy cause. I am looking forward to building rewarding relationships within the community with volunteers, supporters and fundraisers."

To contact: 07736886174 | jane.lillis@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk  

Debbie Parsons - Mendip

Debbie had been working on the bank at St. Margaret’s in the Donorflex (donations) team for over a year, after coming from a background of working within the financial services industry, before she moved to the role of Mendip Community Fundraiser.

Debbie said "The work St. Margaret’s do certainly gets under your skin very quickly, so when the Mendip Community Fundraiser role became available I jumped at the opportunity.  Nothing could prepare me for the kindness and generosity of the general public, clubs & local companies. 

"I love my role and look forward to working out in the community building strong long-lasting relationships with current supporters & new ones, so that we can all make a difference to patients & their families."

To contact Debbie: 07736886173 | debbie.parsons@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk