Annette Cruiziat – Corporate Fundraiser

Annette works part time on 2 days a week at the centre. She has worked as a Fundraiser in the Richmond area since 2011 (for the German School and for The Victoria Foundation). She bases her professional experience on her former career in banking in Germany and has gained an insight into different cultures living in various countries. She moved to Richmond 10 years ago with her French husband and her three children.

Caroline Ferrier – Foodbank Manager
Caroline works part time in the centre on Mondays and Thursdays. She overseas the work of the Richmond Foodbank in our five distribution centres: Barnes, Isleworth, Hampton, Whitton and at the Vineyard in Richmond. Caroline lives in Hounslow with her family.

Desiree Shepherd – Development Manager
Desiree grew up in South Africa but has lived in Richmond with her family for a number of years. She was involved in volunteering for the centre before it’s current development and was founder of a refuge project in Durban South Africa.  Desiree lives in Richmond with her husband and two children.

Fiona Brennan – Operations Coordinator
Fiona has worked in the voluntary sector in the London Borough of Richmond for nearly 20 years and has particular experience in project development, change management, partnership working, audience engagement and volunteer recruitment. She lives in Hampton Hill with her family, and in her spare time acts as a Trustee at Elleray Hall Social Day Centre and enjoys interior design, crafting, upcycling furniture and working with young children Forest Learning in the outdoors.

Graham Hull – Cafe Chef
Graham is our afternoon cafe chef providing lunches from our seasonal menu. Whether your favourite is smoked salmon on a bed of braised spinach on wholemeal toast, topped with egg and a side salad , or one of our range of paninis, baked potatoes with fillings or  soup of the day, it is all good, and extremely good value at between £2 and £3.50

Lucia Bramble-Boyd – Part Time Nurse
Lucia has been a nurse for over 20 years,  with much of her experience in primary care, extensively in Community Nursing in Richmond. She is currently a General Practice Nursing, alongside working a couple mornings at the Vineyard Centre in the mornings as part of the Vineyard Care Team which includes our Case Workers. She lives locally with her rugby fanatic family.

Mark Palframan – Chief Executive

Mark has had 30 years’ experience of helping the homeless, refugees, and others who are socially excluded. He has worked for the West London Mission, Camden Safer Streets Team, Equinox Care, The Simon Community and St Martin in the Field Social Care Unit.

A member of St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, he is also a Trustee of London Catalyst, the Vice Chair of Hackney Migrant Centre, and was, for many years, the Vice Chair of North London Action for the Homeless

Mick – volunteer
Mick is a representative of our 40 to 50 active volunteers. Mick has been with us for 4 years and is very much part of the family. He looks after everything necessary, collecting from Wholefoods at 7.15 am and Pret a Manger at 7pm, putting our bins out, tidying the garden, cleaning after hours and acting as an informal caretaker.  We love Mick, and all our volunteers!

Norman Chingwaru – Case Worker

Norman is the Supervisor of our morning drop-in and ensures that all our guests are warmly welcomed. Through a dedicated team of volunteers, each guest who visits us receives the practical help they need – perhaps a shower, clean clothing, refreshments and most important of all, a listening ear. He works closely with those in the Care Team who provide medical care and one to one case working. Norman lives in Whitton and is married with two children. He is a co-founder of a charity based in South Africa working with orphans and marginalised woman.

Sneha Paleja – Caseworker
Sneha is a part-time Case Worker in our Care Department. Previously she worked and volunteered in the mental health field, youth work, and with ex-offenders coming out of prison. Sneha has previous experience in delivering low-intensity Cognitive Behaviour Interventions (CBT) and is currently a trainee counsellor. She lives in South London.

Sue Hodder – Head of Operations
Sue is a qualified Registered General Nurse (RGN) who has extensive experience in both hospital and community nursing. Sue has qualifications in management and has 20 years’ experience working in the third sector here in the borough of Richmond. Sue is also a Licensed Lay Minister. Prior to taking up her post here at the Vineyard Community Centre Sue was the Chief Operations Officer of The Homelink Day Respite Care Centre, a project she helped found in 1997, managing it to the strong and successful organisation it is today. Sue is married with two grown up children and has lived in Whitton all her life.

Timea Fabian – Cafe and Charity Shop Supervisor
Timea oversees the Charity Shop and the Community Centre afternoon cafe and kitchen. She also trains volunteers in customer facing skills, barista service and basic environmental health requirements.

Bob Kimmerling – Chair of Trustees
Bob is a minister of the Vineyard Life Church, landlord to the community Centre which occupies the church basement premises, and he is founder of the Community Centre and the Richmond foodbank.
Bob was trained as an architect and before moving to the Vineyard was director of the Stepping Stones Trust, providing care and accommodation for homeless ex offenders. Bob also a trustee of Richmond Street Pastors, he has two grown up children and has lived in Richmond with his wife Enid since 1981.

Dave Smith – Trustee
Dave was a physical education teacher for 10 years. He is currently senior minister of the Vineyard Life Church and is married to Kezi with three young children.

Lydia Palmer – Trustee

Lydia is a primary school teacher and currently teaches in a Richmond school where she is also a Governor. She is a member of The Vineyard Life Church and was a volunteer in the drop-in prior to the Community Centre opening in 2011. She  volunteers once a week in the morning drop-in and supports guests from the Centre who are in prison. As a Trustee she is responsible for the accreditation of those given skill training through the AQA Unit Award Scheme. AQA offers our guests the chance to have their volunteer achievements formally recognised to support their future employment.

Paul McArdle – Trustee
Paul lives in Kingston and works in Investment Management in London. Paul was previously an Elder at King’s Church Kingston for 25 years, and Chair of Governors at Kingston Community School for 5 years. Paul and his wife Belinda have four grown up children. 

Peter Flower – Trustee

Peter is an HR consultant and co-founder of the Community Centre. He is a Trustee of the Vineyard Life Church. He was previously a magistrate on the Richmond Bench, a trustee of the Langley House Trust and the Kainos Community (both of which support ex-offenders nationwide), as well as Chair of Embracing Age which supports the elderly in Richmond.

Fr. Stephen Langridge – Trustee
Stephen came to Richmond in 2015 as the parish priest of St Elizabeth of Portugal, the church right next door to the Centre. For 17 years he was a parish priest in Balham; while studying in Rome at the beginning of his ministry he spent time with Mother Theresa’s nuns- the Missionaries of Charity. He is keen to encourage his congregation to serve those in need: at the Centre, or hosting one of the nights for the Winter Night Shelter Project or serving the Sunday Lunch Scheme.