Little Village Camden
Little Village Wandsworth
Little Village HQ, St Mark's Church,
53 Rowfont Road, London, SW17 7AP
After 15 years working in advertising managing big client accounts, she retrained as a child minder. She’s now combining both her management skills and her interest in giving young children the best start in life by managing overall operations in Wandsworth.
Jo has always had a passion for retail and after ten years working in HR for a major retailer wanted to get back amongst the stock. She is now keeps our huge quantity of donations checked, sorted and ready to go, and manages a big team of volunteers to ensure it all finds a home with new families.
After 15 years of running international student travel programmes and having two children, Claire has recently joined as Referrals Manager. She is turning all of her logistics and operations expertise to keeping our 200+ referral partners happy (she hopes!).
Sarah has spent many years supporting and organising executives in the corporate world and now brings her experience to Little Village to help support the team, keeping the wheels moving behind the scenes.
Now a stay at home mum, Sally was formerly Head of Operations and Finance at Channel Four News. Sally is an active member of the local community and is brilliantly putting those links to good use to help establish Little Village as a worthwhile cause for the community to donate to.
After finishing her studies to become a Qualified Accountant, Lindsay was looking for a way to put her spare time and qualification to good use and came across Little Village on social media. The charity’s mission appealed to her and she has been eager to help in anyway she can.
Now that her children are happily ensconced in primary school, Shelley is happily using her new free time to help local families with Little Village. Shelley is using training provided by Citizens Advice Bureau, Wandsworth, to help families access other resources, including benefits, legal aid, emergency food, and assistance from other community organisations.
After struggling with the pregnancy of her third child, Paulina’s doctor referred her to Little Village. Having been supported, Paulina wanted to give back with her help so that she can support others going through difficult times.
Magda’s daughter was born 5 years ago and she stayed with her for 3 years at home. She felt a little bit out of the loop and found Little Village advert on the internet. She didn’t realise how many families needed support and is really happy to spend her spare time to help others.
Nat has worked in the charity sector for eight years and knows first hand how important it is for people in vulnerable and difficult situations to have somewhere to go for support. She has a one year old daughter and wants to help families in her local area.
After 17 years of working as a Global Economic Analyst for an Investment Bank, Sophie is now a stay at home mum. Sophie is using her strong research skills in approaching corporate entities within the Wandsworth borough to build up relationships and to drive the donation cause of Little Village.
Angela used to work for a children’s charity and, after baby number two, decided to get involved in Little Village’s early days. As a former single mum, Angela would have LOVED a service like Little Village when times were tough, and loves being able to provide practical support to other families struggling on low incomes.
After working in local government Children and Family Services for 17 years, Tanya made a successful career change to event management so that she could spend more time with her young family. Tanya is keen to support her local community and organises local fundraising events for Little Village.
A trained lawyer, Gemma’s 17-year career has spanned a decade at a leading international law firm and most recently time at the Government Legal Service. Currently a stay at home mum and active member of the PTA at her son’s nursery, Gemma is well placed to forge links with local schools and nurseries to develop fundraising opportunities for Little Village. Gemma also volunteers for the family liaison role at Little Village’s weekly drop-in session.
Victor and Beata run Babyland Carshalton, a local baby equipment business and kindly bring their time and skills to get our donated buggies safe and roadworthy. They have a wealth of knowledge and spare parts for every buggy out there and can bring even the grubbiest back from the brink.
Formerly a criminal defence solicitor, Holly has been a trustee of Home-Start Wandsworth, one of Little Village Wandsworth’s partner charities, since 2015. She volunteers for the Little Village family liaison team once a month and has helped Little Village and Home-Start Wandsworth build a strong partnership.
Currently studying at college Lucy previously worked as a nanny in the area for several years and found time to give back to local people who need a helping hand.
Ruth is a granny of four, soon to be five! She has had a variety of careers, most recently running the family Landscape Gardening business for 18 years until her retirement, and now enjoys working with Little Village, putting her new-found free time to good use.
Once a Senior Consultant for Deloitte Dee brings project management experience to Little Village Wandsworth. She is also a mum to two girls. Dee loves being in the stockroom and part of a bigger volunteer team and she has been volunteering for two years.
Previously a TA within a school, Dani has now trained with Wear My Baby (a local baby-wearing boutique and supporter of Little Village) to become a peer supporter especially for Little Village. She helps any Mum, Dad or carer learn how to use slings for their babies.
My wife was referred to Little village by a Doctor while I was off work after an accident. We were so grateful for their help that while I was convalescing I offered my help and still do what I can when available as I see Little village a blessing and life saver for many parents going through difficult times.
Catherine spends most of her days working as a civil servant in Cabinet Office, and most of her evenings convincing her child that homework is a valuable long-term life choice. In the face of these potentially intractable problems, she is delighted to be able to make a tangible difference to the lives of some of the families with whom Little Village works by giving their children a safe and comfortable bed to sleep in.
Currently James works in education recruitment, and he loves helping out the team at Little Village in his spare time, being part of the hard-working volunteer team and doing the essential job of delivering items that families cannot take home themselves.
Sophia set up Little Village and continues to guide its growth based on our vision and mission. You can read more about her story here. She’s worked in and around the issues of poverty and inequality for 20 years, and has a track record in designing innovative, community based solutions to social challenges.
Candice’s career has been dedicated to addressing inequality and injustice, initially as a factual TV Producer and Director and more recently in the charity sector. Her role at Little Village is a perfect fusion of her passions – achieving impact through good organisation and analysis; and offering opportunities to those in need to improve their practical and emotional wellbeing.