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Sheppey Matters is a registered charity working for better health on the Isle of Sheppey. Established over twenty years, it provides over 12 health and well-being community services from the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness, two outreach locations in Eastchurch and many other community venues around the Isle of Sheppey, including two healthy living café’s.

Many of our projects are household names; The Community Chef and Sheppey Wheels are our most established. Our projects cover a wide range of ages and abilities and are fully inclusive. Our dedicated, hard-working and passionate team of over 20 full and part time staff, ably assisted by over 60 volunteers and not forgetting a fully involved and community minded board of trustees, provides year-round activities, programmes, courses, trips and general advice and assistance.

Our Team

Nigel Martin
Chief Executive Officer

Nigel is at the helm of a multi-talented and skilled team delivering a wide range of Sheppey based Projects. He has a travel & tourism and youth work background and is a trustee for Age UK Sheppey

Mike Brown

Mike has been the Chairman of Sheppey Matters for over 25 years. A long and distinguished career has always involved him in many local regeneration projects.

Heather Thomas-Pugh
Community Development and Project Co-ordinator

Heather is our Development Manager and is responsible for a variety of projects across Sheppey Matters and Work this Way. She is also the Chairperson for the Sheppey Tourism Alliance and a Trustee of the Sheppey Food Club.

Rebecca Gebbie
Office Manager & Community Transport Co-ordinator

Becky is the Manager of Sheppey Matters overseeing the day to day running of the organisation. She also manages the Community Transport Scheme. Becky is a key line manager, supporting all of our projects.  She is a keen fund-raiser and is passionate about reaching our community.

Fiona Finnegan
Senior Project Support

Fiona joins the team to support the running of the office and the projects we deliver. In addition Fiona runs Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions held  in our Waterfornt Café plus Baby Massage and Baby Yoga classes.  Fiona is also available for C card registrations and access and sexual health information.

Mikaela Langthorne
Project Support

Mikaela has a passion for customer service and is your first point of call when visiting the Sheppey Matters office.  She endeavours to provide an array of exciting trips for our Sheppey Wheels customers throughout the year, finding new places of interest.

Justin Aggett
Arts & Media Project Manager

Justin engages young people through a range of creative activities, events and workshops. He has 7 years experience with Sheppey Matters.

Nicola Waghorne
Community Development Co-ordinator

Nicola is the Community Development Co-ordinator supporting Eastern end of Sheppey with the Health and Wellbeing activities we run.  She is also our community allotments project manager, engaging young people in all things green.

Mike Spackman
Community Chef

The Community Chef program goes from strength to strength supporting local residents, families and young people to develop a healthy lifestyle from the food they eat and prepare to the lifelong love of cooking.

Sally Reed
Community Chef Assistant

Julie Nicholls
SCMC Project Manager

Julie runs the Media Centre which incorporates the training and broadcasting within the Radio Station. She has 8 years experience in the field of broadcasting.

Elaine Christopher
Rural Youth Project Manger

Elaine runs the Youth and After Schools clubs. She has 16 years youth and community experience.

Grant Simpson
Rural Youth Worker

Vince Zborowski
Mini Bus Driver

Vince has been with Sheppey Matters for many years.

Georgina Willson
House Keeping

Accounts Manager

Responsible for Sheppey matters accounting and supporting staff.