SAND is a not for profit Community Interest Company with 4 Directors and an Action Group which meets regularly to keep in touch with what is going on and to keep things moving in a forward direction.

We also have Named Supporters and Campaigners to champion our work and to help us to address current gaps in our diversity.

On this page – meet the Officers, the Directors and the Action Group!

Fran Jackson - Community Engagement Officer with substantial experience in the Voluntary Sector, working to build personal empowerment, community connections and the commitment of organisations to promote the simple human right of inclusion.
James Turner – Events and Volunteers Officer – Experience in a number of fields, including as a data analyst in the NHS, teacher of English as a foreign language, and web developer. Helps with organisation and smooth running of SAND’s online and face-to-face events.
Sue Gorbing (Director, Chair) - a Freelance consultant, trainer and facilitator and Trustee for Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival and West Mercia Women’s Aid.
Kay Davies (Director, Secretary) - previously a Matron and Care Manager, Kay is now a Staff Nurse who has worked to improve standards in Care Homes for the last 20 years.
Katharine Haines (Director, Treasurer) - a qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and Finance Manager for Citizens Advice Shropshire.
Sal Hampson (Director) - Freelance Community Development specialist
Geoff Hardy - a Trustee of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, and a Board member of FRESh (Shropshire’s equalities forum) and Shropshire Youth Association.
Daniel Bebbington-Rawlings – Debt & Energy Manager at The Wrekin Housing Group.
Betty Halford - an old woman passionate about her community and thinking ahead realistically to when she may need to call on care services. She calls herself ‘Exhibit A’ and likes checked shirts!
Heather Osborne - Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, a local independent charity committed to pursuing equality for older people.