Meet Our Trustees

Abbie Wells


Abby was a kinship child and and has been very active in campaigning Westminster.  Abby took part in the first ever Young Persons Voice Conference and spoke to an audience of Social Carer and Educational professionals.  Abby now support our young people and is active getting their voices heard within the Parliamentary Task Force.

Margie Thomas


Margie is a Kinship Carer who has 5 grandchildren 3 of whom she and her her husband have raised,  2 have since moved on, she still has her  15 year old grandson living with her.  Margie is a very active carer inside and outside Kinship Carers Project, she takes the lead in fundraising events and many other activities within the group.

Lesley Stopforth


Lesley has worked in senior management for many years; she is a qualified social worker and has worked frontline with children and families in the social care field, working with charities and local authority.

Samantha Davies McCardle


Sam currently works in LCC Targeted Services with the local authority and also has vast experience with Youth Service.   She has been involved with Kinship Carers Liverpool for over 15 years.

Claire Wilde


Claire has previously worked in social housing locally for 25 years, and now works as a Strategy Manager for the Regulator of Social Housing. she has been involved with the charity as Secretary for 2 years.



Colette Cadwallader


Colette has many years’ experience working in the Troubled Families & Early Help Teams at LCC, and Youth Services across Merseyside.

Pat Roberts


Pat has had years of experience as a Kinship Carer raising her grandchildren,  she has campaigned tirelessly to have Kinship Carers voices heard and their issues recognized.  Pat has been a Kinship Carers Liverpool trustee for many years.

Sharon Lee


Sharon is Centre Manager of Ellergreen Community Centre with wide ranging knowledge and experience of grass roots projects, as well as roles in the Youth Service.

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