Originally from Birmingham, Cathy has lived in Fulham for the past forty years. She has a professional background in nursing, foreign language interpreting and journalism on The Times newspaper. Cathy then spent some years as a full-time mother during which time she did some voluntary work, including participating in a speech therapy programme at Charing Cross Hospital for recovering stroke victims. She have also taken responsibility for caring for elderly parents and other family members with mental problems including dementia.
Cathy joined Fulham Good Neighbours in 2006 as Groupwork Leader, running the Gardening and Decorating Project, which happily combined my desire to care for others with a passion for gardening and an interest in interior design.
The project has greatly expanded during my time with FGN and we now employ a gardener and a decorator, so her focus is now on the organizational aspects of the project, assessing clients and promoting volunteer input in our gardening work.
Originally from Liverpool I am qualified in Hotel & Catering Management and after spending 30 years at Management & Corporate level in the 5* hotel industry and working in London, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Cyprus and back to London, I am now hoping to make a valuable contribution to the Third Sector and my local community.
Chris joined as Director in March 2016. Prior to that, he managed an Age UK Day Centre. He is trustee of an almshouse and grant making charity and a member of the Chartered Managment Institute,
Further information coming soon.
This is my third year working for Fulham Good Neighbours as the Gardening Project Leader.
I love the combination of meeting people and helping them enjoy their garden.
I joined Fulham Good Neighbours in 1992 as Home Bathing Organiser. Prior to that, I worked for the Department of Environment (PSA) and for a large Port Authority Company. I have had several roles working for FGNS including Admin/ Finance, Befriending Support and Reachout Worker. My present role as Volunteer Coordinator includes recruiting volunteers and matching them to tasks. The variation of my job – organising lunch clubs, meeting clients, liaising with volunteers, great team spirit and getting the job done is what makes the day worthwhile.
Stephen joined Fulham Good Neighbours in August 2017 to run the Decorating Project. He has many years of experience in Painting and Decorating and enjoys meeting and helping people. Stephen takes pride and satisfaction in his work, he served an Apprenticeship and reached City and Guilds standard. The Decorating Project has been very popular, it certainly keeps him busy and he looks forward to helping you.
Yasmin is a social work student, from Kingston University, currently with Fulham Good Neighbours until the end of February 2018. Previously Yasmin has worked for a local authority Adult Social Care team. Yasmin has also worked as a support worker for people with Autism and Learning Disabilities. Please do get in touch if you think there is something Yasmin could help you with.