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Contact Us

Sailors’ Children’s Society
Francis Reckitt House, Newland, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RJ
Telephone 01482 342331
General Email: info@sailorschildren.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sailors-Childrens-Society/208696295873911


Due to the Coronavirus and following government advice, all the team are working from home therefore, in the first instance please contact Liz on mobile 07395 909073
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Mailing List

If you would like to join the mailing list please send us your name, address, email and if you are a company, individual, organisation or trust to info@sailorschildren.org.uk

Staff

Deanne Thomas

Chief Executive Officer
Designated Data Protection Officer
Tel: 01482 342331
Mobile: 07395 910124
Email: deanne.thomas@sailorschildren.org.uk

Deanne joined the Society in 2006 having previously worked as a Finance Director in the food industry. She was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer in 2008.  As a working mum, she can understand the families’ feelings in times of need whilst sharing in the joy when children are happy and achieving in life.

Michelle Lindup

Michelle Lindup

Family Support Officer – South West (Monday-Thursday)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Tel: 01482 342331
Mobile: 07904 344938
Email: michelle.lindup@sailorschildren.org.uk

Michelle came to us in September 2013. She has previously worked for the NSPCC as an Family and Children Practioner.  Her role is to provide emotional and practical support to our families by helping to encourage them to overcome their issues they may have initially when joining our scheme.

Louise Hopwood

Louise Hopwood

Family Support Officer – Gosport (Wednesday-Friday)
Tel: 01482 342331
Mobile: 07456 612806
Email: louise.hopwood@sailorschildren.org.uk

Louise joined the Society in July 2015 and has settled well into her new role. Her role enables her to provide emotional and practical support to families helping parents build better lives for their children.

Wendy Fish

Wendy Fish

Funding Co-ordinator
Tel: 01482 342331
Email: wendy.fish@sailorschildren.org.uk

Wendy has been with the Society for over 30 years and has a wide knowledge and experience with organising fundraising events. As well as generating income from these events and from appeals and donations, she also applies to various Trusts and continues to research other organisations that meet our criteria. She also deals with the administration of the fundraising department.

Claire Foot

Claire Foot

Finance and Admin Co-ordinator (Monday to Thursday)
Tel: 01482 342331
Email: claire.foot@sailorschildren.org.uk

Claire has been with the Society for over 30 years. She is the first point of contact with the caravan holidays ensuring all the families make their holiday a very memorable one. As well as the Caravan Holiday Scheme, she also deals with the administrative side of the Society including generating income from Trusts, website updates and all aspects of finance through the SAGE accounts system.

Elizabeth Bentley

Elizabeth Bentley

Grants Officer
Tel: 01482 342331
Email: elizabeth.bentley@sailorschildren.org.uk

Liz started working for the Society in June 2016. She has previously worked as a Bereavement Advisor and a Helping Hands person for the Halifax bank. She supports our families by providing financial assistance as well as practical and emotional support and liaises with their caseworkers from organisations such as SSAFA, Merchant Navy Welfare Board and the Royal British Legion.

Helen Dron

Support Scheme Officer
Tel: 01482 342331
Email: helen.dron@sailorschildren.org.uk

Helen started working for the Society in April 2020. In her previous role as an Insurance Claims handler she regularly assisted clients in times of need following incidents such as accidents, illness, severe storms etc.  She worked for an Insurance broker so it was her job to get the best possible outcome from the Insurance company for the client.  She also dealt with outside firms such as solicitors, repairers, loss adjusters etc on behalf of the client, the end result was to get them back to “normal” with as little stress as possible.