Meet the Team

We have a small core team of committed professionals with a wide range of skills and experience, supported in our work by a large number of volunteers. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Sue Sampson

Honourary CEO

Sue founded Carriers of Hope in 2009, and still volunteers full-time, co-ordinating all its work and projects.

Jayne Davies

Admin & Finance Team Leader

Jayne has been working with Carriers of Hope since April 2020 ensuring all our admin and financial systems are working well. She is Team Leader supporting 3 Admin Staff and some regular volunteers and also co-ordinates the referrals that come to us from outside organisations.

Karen Everitt

Response Team Leader

Karen is the Project Manager for the World Foods Food Hub, as well as leading on training and development for both staff and volunteers. Karen coordinates volunteers for all our projects ensuring the right project is matched to the right volunteer.

Alysia Cannock

Children’s Team Leader

Alysia leads the Children’s Team overseeing the development of projects and running our Learning English Together through Play groups. Let’s Play is a welcoming environment for children and their carers that supports the development of peer relationships and promotes confidence in spoken English through creative and imaginative play in order to help prepare children for nursery. 

Katie Wilson

Clothing Coventry Team and Income Generation Team

Katie oversees 26 City Arcade and our eBay site, as well as many of our other fundraising initiatives. She also is leading on our Clothing Coventry Project. Katie is one of the faces behind our Facebook page and designed and updates this website.

Dawn Probert

Furniture Project

Dawn has worked here since 2018 in various projects. Dawn currently organises the distribution of all incoming and outgoing furniture, liaises with external referrers for emergencies, ensuring families’ needs are met and they are comfortable

Neal Probert

Furniture project

Neal works hard to transform an empty house into a home for our clients by collecting, storing, organising and delivering all furniture and white goods donated.

Rinan Ali


Rinan works in the central office supporting the admin of the World Foods Food Hub and does Arabic interpreting for us when required.

Lin Armstrong

Children’s Team

Lin is part of our Children’s Work Team and works with groups of women online and face-to-face to offer educational opportunities and support on a variety of subjects including Safer Sleeping and Weaning as well as Child Development and English language skills. Lin also provides hands on support in our Let’s Play and creche settings which promote the knowledge of child development and wellbeing whilst providing opportunities for families to develop relationships within the community.

Nosipho Mayisela

Children’s Team

Nosipho (known to us all as Nosi) is part of our Children’s Work Team and manages our Baby Project, ensuring that expectant mothers have everything they need for the arrival of their babies in hospital and once they return home. Nosi organises the pre-birth visits and further visits at 6 months into the community.

Emma William

Warehouse Team

Emma has been with Carriers of Hope since Day One on 5th May, 2009. She was our very first client-volunteer. Since then she has progressed to one of our valued staff members, overseeing the warehouse and supervising the volunteers there as they receive donated goods and sort requests for all the clients.

Namrine Robert

Admin Team

Namrine supports the admin of various projects including dealing with requests through the crisis telephone and helping to pick and pack items requested. She also keeps our records about what has been distributed and to whom.