Meet the team

HALFF has 4 part-time office staff, as well as a team of cooks, a nutritionist, and shop staff. We are also supported by our great volunteers.

Tiggy Parry  Director
Laura O’Rourke  Fundraising Coordinator
Hannah Smart
Project Coordinator
Kerry Morgan







Becky Varley
Nutritionist &   
Ian Simpson Cook


Michelle Noton Cook


Our Trustees

Mr Mark Carlisle – Solicitor at Beviss & Beckingsale

Ms Helen Creed – Health Visitor (retired)

Mrs Caroline Jefferies – Local Parent

Mrs Valerie Ponsford – HR Executive (retired)

Mrs Jo Sage BAAC BSc MAO – Monkton Wylde Farm
Jo has been a fully qualified McTimoney Corely Spinal Therapist for 17 years practising in Crewkerne and latterly at home in Monkton Wyld. She has 2 BSc degrees, one from Exeter in Zoology and one from Oxford Brooks in Chiropractice. Jo also has a keen interest in food and their farm direct sells all their own lamb and beef. Jo has two children.

Mr Nick Smy – Accountant
Nick is a Chartered Accountant and is a partner in a local firm, He has worked in Axminster for 20 years and has experience of acting for charities and serving as a Charity Trustee.

Mrs Tracy Ellis – Nurse

Our Volunteers

  • Trisha Shackleton, Cook
  • Jeff and Margaret, Go Local Deliveries
  • Sue Rowe, Office
  • Sarah Banks – Office
  • Sue Benz – Cook helper
  • David Boseley – Cook helper
  • Lucy Chatwin – Cook helper – Dietition
  • Amanda Christopher – Cook
  • Sue Cockayne – Cook
  • Brian Margetts – Gardening
  • David Morgan – photographer
  • Laura Salt – Shopper
  • Laura Trott – Child Minder / Office