The People behind Totnes Caring

Totnes Caring has a large pool of workers most of whom are volunteers. People who willingly give their time to support clients in the community - by driving them to appointments, befriending, shopping and much more.

We were originally set up in 1987 by doctors of the town of Totnes to provide extra help and support for their patients. Since then the charity has expanded and now offers a range of services, including transport, shopping, befriending, form filling, lunch clubs, Home Help service and more.

Totnes Caring is a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for making policy decisions, staffing and funding of the organisation. All trustees give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the charity.

Meet some of the staff who make it all happen


Bob Alford


Bob Alford

Chief Operating Officer

Bob makes things happen within Totnes Caring.

Sue Alford


Sue Alford

Wellbeing Coordinator

Sue provides our link with health, social care and the voluntary sector.

Liz Loader


Liz Loader

Home Help Coordinator.

Liz ensures you receive the domestic help you need.

Cathy Lohmeyer


Cathy Lohmeyer

Office Manager

Ensuring a smart and tidy back office. Cathy keeps everyone in check.

Helen Roberts


Helen Roberts

Transport Coordinator

If you need transport to medical appointments, or to our daily Lunch Club, Helen is the one to call.

Mary Popham


Mary Popham

Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Mary is in charge of organising our many, much-needed fundraising events.

Amanda Richards


Amanda Richards

Volunteer Coordinator

Amanda is here to help our volunteers.

Victoria Wolf


Victoria Wolf

Volunteer Coordinator

Victoria is here to help our volunteers.

Mary Garvey


Mary Garvey

Dementia Coordinator

Mary organises the weekly Friday afternoon Memory Caf├ęs at Totnes Boating Association (2-4pm).

Jan Friend


Jan Friend

Office Administrator

Jan keeps things running smoothly and efficiently.

Kim Kerswell


Kim Kerswell

Admin Assistant

Kim keeps things running smoothly and efficiently.