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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 Trustees

Mike Brown

Christine White

Ken Pugh

Paul Murray MBE

Joe Rook

Our Staff

Nigel Martin

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

Rebecca Gebbie

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 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 café.  Fiona is also available for C card registrations and access and sexual health information.

Mikaela Langthorne

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.

Nicola Waghorne

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.

Justin Aggett

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

Elaine Christopher

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

Grant Simpson


Julie Nicholls

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.

Mick Kenton

Mike Spackman

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.

Jason Hurren
Assitant community chef

Sally Reed
Assitant community chef

Anita Brunt

Lauren Mounsey

Beverly Nolker
ADHD support

Vince Zborowski

Vince has been with Sheppey Matters for many years.

Kevin Knox

Our Volunteers

Our Mascots