Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees actively oversees the on-going development of the charity, supported by a small team of part-time staff who are based in the Careline office:

Gordon Hart – Chair

Since I began making calls for Careline I have been astonished by how vital this service is. I began because, having worked in schools, as a headteacher and as a governor, I wanted to make a contribution in the adult world. As a caller I quickly realised my responsibility to the safety of isolated people. Then I started making friends through my calls with the engaging and fascinating folk who are our clients. For these reasons I am delighted to have taken on the role of Chair of Trustees and to be leading a group of individuals committed to maintaining this invaluable community activity. There are testing times ahead with funding being squeezed from every side. It has never beena more important time to support our Careline.

Wendy Woodhouse – Vice Chair

Biog to follow





Tom Sread – Treasurer

TomTom was born in South Derbyshire and went to  Ashby Grammar.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1968 and after spending 3 years post qualification in London, returned to the area and managed the Ashbourne and Buxton offices of Smith Cooper.  He became a partner and eventually senior partner before retiring from the practice in July 2009

After a brief spell on Lambourne Avenue in Ashbourne, Tom moved to Snelston, where he has lived for over 35 years. He has been married for 38 years to Liz and they have a son, who is married with young children.

Annette Eley – Secretary

AnnetteAnnette grew up in Derby. She graduated from the University of Durham and trained at Bishop Otter College, Chichester. She taught in a variety of primary schools in Derby and Derbyshire. Latterly, following a course of treatment for breast cancer, Annette set up and ran a small business selling specialist underwear.

Now retired, Annette has really enjoyed being a volunteer for Careline for about four years. She is married to Rob and they have three adult daughters and three grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, skiing, swimming, gardening, reading and talking with people.

Mick Pepper – Trustee

Bio to come.





Glennis Marsden – Trustee

Photo and bio to come.





Connie – Member Representative

Connie is our member representative. She enjoys needlework, knitting, reading (particularly Pam Rhodes novels) and watching Countryfile, Songs of Praise & the evening news and likes to attend church on a Sunday morning. She also makes the most delicious cakes.