Age UK Tameside is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcia Thorpe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Marcia took up the post earlier this month and replaces Bernadette Ashcroft, who was Chief Executive Officer of the local charity for nearly 10 years. 

Marcia comes to Age UK Tameside with extensive and varied experience in the charitable sector; most recently as the Therapeutic Services Director at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind. Her previous experience includes managing programmes at women’s aid and homeless charities and she has been a British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) qualified counsellor since 2013. 
Marcia said, ‘I’m looking forward to leading this dynamic charity and dedicated team, in order to continue to transform the lives of older people in Tameside for the better.’
Steve Moss, Chair of Age UK Tameside, welcomed Marcia’s appointment, ‘This is a vital time for Age UK Tameside as we adapt to the changing needs of a growing, ageing population. We are pleased to have Marcia on board and we very much look forward to working with her to further strengthen Age UK Tameside’s impact on our local community.’
Age UK Tameside would also like to thank Bernadette Ashcroft for her nearly 10 years of leadership of the charity and wish her the very best for the future.

Age UK Tameside is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcia Thorpe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Marcia took up the post earlier this month and replaces Bernadette Ashcroft, who was Chief Executive Officer of the local charity for nearly 10 years. 

Marcia comes to Age UK Tameside with extensive and varied experience in the charitable sector; most recently as the Therapeutic Services Director at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind. Her previous experience includes managing programmes at women’s aid and homeless charities and she has been a British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) qualified counsellor since 2013. 

Marcia said, ‘I’m looking forward to leading this dynamic charity and dedicated team, in order to continue to transform the lives of older people in Tameside for the better.’

Steve Moss, Chair of Age UK Tameside, welcomed Marcia’s appointment, ‘This is a vital time for Age UK Tameside as we adapt to the changing needs of a growing, ageing population. We are pleased to have Marcia on board and we very much look forward to working with her to further strengthen Age UK Tameside’s impact on our local community.’

Age UK Tameside would also like to thank Bernadette Ashcroft for her nearly 10 years of leadership of the charity and wish her the very best for the future.

To contact Marcia, you can email her on thorpem@ageuktameside.com