RISHA // General Manager & Co-Founder.
Craig's Sister, "Mum" of the team, Queen Sparkle Unicorn and one of the back bones of Coffee4Craig.
Risha works in the drop and as part of the admin team and everything in between. She eats, sleeps, breathes, and dreams Coffee4Craig.
HENDRIX // CEO and Co-Founder.
Risha's partner in crime, massive United Fan, all-around DIY King. Hendrix is part of the admin team, working hard behind the scenes to make sure make that The Meanwhile can offer the best service. Although he's a rare sight in the drop-in, he's a driving force behind pushing the charity forward.
HANNAH // Operations Manager.
She was off for 12 months while she brought a new human into the C4C team. Welcome Charlie, born during a pandemic, I'm sure he will bring Hannah and Dan many sleepless nights and plenty of fun too!
Hannah will be easing back into the drop-in and navigating the new process' in the back office, offering support to Sam with the daytime move on and working on the governance to keep us all above board and legal! Hannah has been with us since Cathedral Gardens days and we are honoured to have her on the team.
SAM H // Guest Services and Support Manager.
Sam is in the process of switching to daytime support, Sam has been with us from the 1st ever street kitchen at Piccadilly on 16th of Jan 2014. She has given her soul to C4C and we are so lucky/grateful to have her on the team.
I'm sure she will now be adding a huge amount of support to our guests in the daytime, continuing working with GMP and The Street Engagement Hub and creating her own unique style of working to help get people off the streets.
ELLE // Executive Assistant.
Our resident barber and spends her week in the office. Elle supports social media, administration and reporting to keep the funders happy. She is a valuable member of the team and has brought a much-needed focus to the back office day-to-day element of the charity, not too mention the task of taking on Risha and Hendrix, unpacking their brains and creating the reality.
Elle also takes care of merch and PR. Elle has a wealth of knowledge and we're proud to have her on board!
GEORGE // Drop in Lead.
George is one of the managers at On The Out, a charity that works with prison leavers. We have worked alongside OTO since they began and have started stealing their staff, one by one.
George started in the kitchen, he's a chef, and now he is one of our leads at the drop-in. He's an absolute firecracker and will always go above and beyond for the guests. He has masses of knowledge and a wealth of experience. If you've got a tough case to navigate, George is your guy.
MARIE // Drop in Staff.
Marie is another old-timer! Marie has been with us since the first street kitchen and came with Sam H. She took a break due to family commitments but is back and don't we know it!
Marie is a force of nature, she just rolls up her sleeves and gets the job done, if you need anything sorting, organising or just getting on with, Marie is your woman for the job. She cares deeply about every single guest and always has time for a chat. We're so happy she is back and bringing such passion with her each week!
SAM C // Drop in Staff.
Sam has been here since the first Facebook post in September 2013, he brings a sense of calm and positivity. He has grown from collecting donations, and helping out behind the scenes and is now not only working at the drop-in, but also he has started to take on the public talks, CSR and has even stepped up for the odd 6 am meeting to grow the audience.
He is a joy to work with and has a real passion for listening and just being there for the guests. Risha and I are biased, but he really is an amazing chap!!
STUART // Kitchen Manager.
Stuart is our full-time chef and so much more! The knowledge and experience he brings is phenomenal. Stuart has taken a domestic kitchen and delivered a fully functioning team delivering quality hot food every night.
He also keeps us above board with Environmental Health, food standards and won't let anyone near his kitchen when he is in 'the zone' he is a force and we love working with him!! We're blessed to have someone who can listen to, support and care about our guests and cook for them, bonus!
DAVE F // Drop-in Staff.
A fairly new addition to the team Dave adds a fresh, and fun dynamic to the vibe in The Meanwhile. Don't let his soft exterior fool you! Dave has had years of experience in many, many community-based ventures and we are so pleased to have him on board!
JAMES // Head of Happiness
James is the closest to pure serotonin in human form. He keeps the team together with his silliness, laughter and great energy. When he's not singing, dancing or generally making us all less miserable you can find him pitching in with the cleaning, building upkeep and admin.
LIS // Accounts.
Lis takes care of the accounts, and bookkeeping and is the "loft hobbit"!
Liz brings a wealth of experience in many fields, from accounts to fraud, to HR and general life, and over 60 years of working experience from catering to the motor trade and everything in between! We tend to keep Lis tucked out the way, she is blunt and to the point, you know if she's got the hump and hates when that loft gets messed up!
IAIN // Kitchen Support and Drop-In Staff.
Iain is a bloody marvel. He works so hard to keep everything in working order, he works in the kitchen when Stuart has his days off and then on top of all that, he is also support staff!
He just keeps going like a Duracell bunny, we have no idea where he gets his energy! He is such an asset to any team and we are lucky to have him, amazing guy!
BILLY // Reception & Admin Support.
Billy is the newest member of the team and has quickly become part of the C4C family. Not only does he help keep the ever-evolving building clean, he also supports Elle and the rest of the admin team with the more creative parts of the "upstairs" work.
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