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

Trustee Board

President: Margaret Lewis

Chair: Anne Wignall

Deputy Chairs: David Bell, Sue Robson

Treasurer: position vacant

Committee: Peter Cates, Dennis Cook, Sal Hampson, Geraldine Parkin

Co-opted: Emma Dickenson, Nick Renshaw

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

About our Trustees

Margaret LewisMargaret Lewis

Margaret worked as a Health Visitor before volunteering to become part of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s Advocacy service in 1998. In 2003 she was invited to become a Trustee and in 2015 she accepted the role of President of the charity.

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 and Chair since 2013.

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.

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.

Peter CatesPeter Cates

Peter volunteered in 2012 to work for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin in any capacity the charity needed and felt he could contribute. He became a member of the Board of Trustees in September 2013.

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.

Geraldine ParkinGeraldine Parkin

Geraldine spent most of her career with Marks & Spencer in store management across the United Kingdom and as a Head Office Sales Developer. She believes passionately that as people age, they should retain maximum possible choice over the direction of their lives and have as many opportunities as possible.

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.

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 fund-raising activities.