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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is an independent registered charity led by local volunteer trustees working with and for older people in Shropshire.

An older woman at a day centre

Trustee board

President: Anne Wignall

Chair: Sue Robson

Deputy Chair: David Bell

Treasurer: Emma Dickenson

Committee: Dennis Cook, Sal Hampson

Co-opted: Nick Renshaw, Davina Fairweather, Zara Oliver, David Gregory, Dan Bebbington

Life Vice Presidents (non voting): Christine Greenhalgh, John Greenhalgh

About our trustees

Anne WignallAnne Wignall

Anne was an English teacher before working in the charity sector as a campaigner and education specialist. She is a board member of several national and international charities and works with a number of local groups. She has been a trustee of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin since 2009.

Sue RobsonSue Robson

Sue is the founder director of Supreme Home Care, a Shropshire based local domiciliary care agency. She also owns a residential care home in the county. A graduate nurse, Sue spent part of her career as a manager in the NHS with eight years’ experience in a variety of board level positions. In 2016 she was awarded the Shropshire Partners in Care award for promoting care as a positive career.

David BellDavid Bell

David Bell has been a trustee since 2013 and is Chair of the Services Committee. He is concerned to support Age UK services in Shropshire and Telford and he lives in Madeley in south Telford. His work experience includes teaching, running social projects and roles with local authorities, including in Shropshire.

Emma DickensonEmma Dickenson

Emma is a qualified accountant and worked in manufacturing and industry for nearly 20 years before moving into the social housing sector in 2009. She currently works at Wrekin Housing Trust and her experience will enable her to be a critical friend to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

Dennis CookDennis Cook

Dennis retired in February 2016 from working as a software developer and analyst and running his own limited company for 20 years. Since retiring, he has been a volunteer at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin's Much Wenlock day centre and became a trustee in October 2016.

Sal HampsonSal Hampson

Sal has been a trustee since 2009. She is also a founder/director of SAND: Safe Ageing No Discrimination, which works to improve the experiences and increase the expectations of older and old lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people accessing health and social care in Shropshire.

Nick RenshawNick Renshaw

Nick hopes that his experience as an executive coach and former head teacher can support the further development of great services for people in later life. He lives in Shrewsbury and looks forward to his role as a trustee being involved in the services the charity offers and their fantastic fundraising activities.

Davina FairweatherDavina Fairweather

After a varied career in corporate business, charities, higher education (in the UK and Russia) and independent schools, Davina now runs her own management consulting business, with particular emphasis on marketing and fundraising. When not working she devotes her time to embroidery, textiles and other volunteering activities. She has personal experience of elderly care and hopes to have inherited her parents’ longevity genes! Davina has recently fulfilled her wish to return to live in Shropshire.

Zara OliverZara Oliver

Zara is a director and solicitor with Wace Morgan solicitors, specialising in commercial property and agricultural property work. She has worked in Shrewsbury since 2001, prior to that she worked as an in-house solicitor in Wolverhampton. Zara became a trustee in September 2019 and is looking forward to using legal skills to assist the charity.

David GregoryDavid Gregory

David retired in August 2018 having been a retail store manager in Shropshire and the West Midlands for 40 years with a large supermarket group. During that time, he has been a trustee for 12 years with a local faith group where he has been involved with a variety of activities including governance and finance. He is also a trustee of a small national rare disease charity that promotes awareness to health authorities and patients. David is looking forward to using his previous experience in business and trustee involvement to support Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s continued success.

Dan BebbingtonDan Bebbington

Dan recently trained as a debt advisor for a local housing association, where he hopes he’ll be able to improve the wellbeing of tenants in need of money advice. Previously he worked at a utility company for 11 years in a variety of roles. Dan is looking forward to contributing his skills to the services provided by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.