Winton House Centre

Run by the community...

...for the community

Where People Matter

Enabling people to come together

The Winton House Centre Team

Meet the people who look after the Winton House Centre.

The Winton House Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff, trustees and volunteers. See below to find out more about them.

We are always looking for more volunteers, if you want to join our fantastic team visit our Volunteering page for more information.

 

 

Winton House Centre About Us

Staff

Winton House Staff have extensive experience of the Voluntary/Charity Sector. They have the knowledge and know how to provide support to the local community groups. Staff and volunteers have received both Covid vaccines were applicable. Volunteers in the Pop in Tea Room have current Food & Hygiene and safety Level 2.

Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss

Centre Manager

My career began in retail, working and training with the John Lewis Partnership. Whilst bringing up my two daughters, I undertook accounting and administration work. For the past 25 years I have worked in the Voluntary Sector managing community projects and buildings, including a role with Hampshire County Council supporting Voluntary Sector Organisations. I am delighted to be working now in the heart of my community, in Petersfield at Winton House Centre.

Jim Cleverly

Jim Cleverly

Finance Administrator

I joined the Charity (then known as Petersfield Voluntary Centre) in 1997, having been made redundant from a High Street bank. My wife was already a Volunteer here, so we were keeping it in the family. Unsurprisingly, I took on the role of Finance Administrator, but they did not tell me that this also included being a Jack of All Trades. I soon learnt!

Alice Hithersay

Alice Hithersay

Assistant Office and Finance Administrator

My career began as a sales assistant at B&Q where, after four years gaining all sorts of skills which would serve me well in years to come, I decided to explore other sectors. I spent the following 30 years working in accounts and administration for various companies. Recently, I had been considering how to achieve a better work/life balance and wanted to discover what goes on in my local area with a view to contribute in some way. I have been lucky enough to find the ideal position here at Winton House Centre, utilising my existing knowledge and experience and helping to support the Petersfield Community.

Trustees

We have a professional, dedicated and hands on team of trustees that oversee and direct the business side of the Winton House Centre, but who also get involved in the day to day activities of the charity. This might be through doing volunteer shifts, helping out at fundraising events, and even stripping wallpaper! Everyone’s contribution is valued.

Joyce Perry

Joyce Perry

President (non-trustee)

I have been involved in community (mostly voluntary) work since moving to the area 46 years ago. and for most of that time have been closely involved with Petersfield Voluntary Centre, later known as Winton House Centre, a tenant of Winton House Trust.

In recent years it has been a privilege to work with new Trustees as they took on ownership of this significant building and developed Winton House Centre to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Robert Venables

Robert Venables

Vice President (non-trustee)

A retired solicitor with wide experience of charity law and administration, I have lived in the area since 1955. I joined the Charity Commission in 1989 a Commissioner and Head of Legal.

I was a member of the Petersfield Urban District Council from 1968-71, and served on the Standards Committee of EHDC while it existed. I have been involved in helping to register a number of local charities and have been actively involved at times in the Red Cross, Citizens Advice and particularly the Scout movement in the Petersfield District in various capacities since about 1967. I proposed and arranged the merger of the Petersfield Voluntary Centre and the Winton House Trust to form the Winton House Centre and in its administration 2009 – 2021. I volunteer in the office and the Pop In Tea Room.

Charles Bevan

Charles Bevan

Chairman

I joined as a Trustee in 2015 and was Treasurer, before becoming Chair in 2020. My professional life was spent working in the design and evaluation of development projects for the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation. I have had a long association with Petersfield having been at school in the town in the 1960s. I am a firm believer that a healthy society needs effective voluntary community organisations and activities.

Chris Golding

Chris Golding

Treasurer

A retired commercial / corporate banker who has lived in Waterlooville for the past 34 years. Following my retirement, I was looking to undertake some voluntary work, with Winton House Centre providing me with an ideal opportunity to use my financial and general business experience for the benefit of the local community.

Nicola Winter

Nicola Winter

Trustee

I have been the Scheme Manager of the local family support charity Home-Start Butser, based in Winton House, since 2005. A vital part of my role is to recruit, train and match volunteers with local families with young children going through a critical time. I am keen to support and develop the wonderful resource that Winton House to benefit all areas of the community. I have lived in Petersfield for 18 years and my two children went to the local schools and colleges.

Jenny Tickner

Jenny Tickner

Trustee

Winton House Centre cares about those who become involved with it.
I am a retired teacher and have always enjoyed working with and supporting others.
I help run the monthly Memory Cafe and Bingo sessions; I volunteer as a gardener and in the cafe; help cater for special events; take interest in the decor of the building; try to keep the cellar tidy!

Neil Challen

Neil Challen

Trustee

I have lived in Petersfield nearly all my life. I am a Chartered Surveyor who retired from a career in property valuation and development in 2015. Over the years I have been involved with several local organisations and charities. I have recently been appointed Chairman of the Buildings and Flats Committee where my experience comes in very useful.

Jean Mackarness

Jean Mackarness

Trustee

Before retiring, I spent 20 years in the NHS as both a counsellor and supervisor. On retiring, I joined Winton House as a volunteer in the Pop In centre. I became a Trustee during lockdown so still finding my feet in these very different times. I am hoping my admin skills will help in updating our paperwork and become involved with the many aspects of Winton House when restrictions are eased.

Amanda Greenlee

Amanda Greenlee

Trustee

I have worked as a Teacher of English Language for the British Council in South Korea, Poland, Bangladesh, and Kenya. I retired to Petersfield 2006 and volunteered at Winton House from 2007. I liaise between Board and Pop-In and help run fundraising events. I have personnel responsibilities.

Sue Crawford

Sue Crawford

Trustee

I have spent my working life involved with children and adults with a variety of special needs and in that time have worked for various statutory and voluntary organisations. Originally from London, I have lived in Petersfield for over 40 years and have become involved with several community based activities in that time. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with some new colleagues and interests in the community through being connected to Winton House Centre.

Karen Betancourt Jess

Karen Betancourt Jess

Trustee

Originally from London, I moved to Petersfield in 1999 and both my boys went to the local schools. I have had a rewarding and eclectic career spanning music management, recruitment, executive coaching, and most recently 16 years of managing charity fundraising and organising high profile events, before retraining as a Funeral Celebrant, which is a very fulfilling role that enables me to support people in their time of grief.

As I’m now semi-retired I have time to give to help others and want to be able to give this time to my local community. As a Trustee of The Winton House Centre, I hope to help this wonderful resource, stretch its remit, fulfil its potential and support ever more people in our town.

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18 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL

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