New MCFT Staff!
Thanks to a successful bid to the Netherby Trust, MCFT is very pleased to announce that we have recruited two new members of staff:
Pascale Siddall has taken on the role of part-time Hub Promoter and Leon Burchell is our new part-time Caretaker. Both will already be familiar to many in our area; they are strong advocates of the MCFT and hub and are delighted to be part of a fantastic team that helps to keep it running smoothly.
A week into the job, Pascale had already drafted a marketing strategy! Her “main mission is to promote the facilities.” and she felt the position was “something I could do and enjoy.” Pascale will also continue to oversee her successful weekend French language school based in Redhill and volunteer for her church.
Prior to applying for the role of Caretaker, Leon was already hands-on with a number of tasks around the hub, setting up rooms for activities and keeping things clean and tidy as a volunteer. Leon views the position as a reward for his hard work. He enjoys working at the hub and “Keeping it all tip-top.” He will continue to volunteer with the MCFT as a Friend of Merstham when he’s not busy as a Caretaker.
These roles with MCFT are intrinsically linked with the trust’s overall strategy. Pascale and Leon will play an integral part in managing the facilities at the hub and bringing people together.
We wish them the best of luck in their new jobs!
Tracey Burrows (Merstham Community Development Worker)
Although not employed directly by MCFT, Tracey has worked with us to establish MCFT and to bring a range of activities for benefit to the local community to the facility. Tracey says ‘MCFT has provided me with a great home at the heart of the community here in Merstham where I can work to increase access to services, meet and work with local people and progress the aims of my community development work’ Over the next three years, Tracey will be leading on our People’s Health Trust funded project placing local people at the centre of new service provision and making sure that community development is embedded in new activities and services available at MCFT and the wider community
Charlotte Emery (Project Worker, Friends of Merstham Projects)
Charlotte joined us in June 2017 to focus on supporting local people to design and lead on projects funded through our successful bid to The People’s Health Trust through Health Sound (funds raised by the Health Lottery). Charlotte has worked really hard to help people from our community to set up and run a range of activities and events from a fishing group to our regular social group The Rendezvous. Charlotte has made great links with other local organisations and continues to provide outstanding support to volunteers involved in all our Friends of Merstham projects