Meet the Team

Amy Perrin – Founder

Amy is an occupational therapist who has worked for the NHS for over 10 years. She started volunteering at the age of 16, and is passionate about the difference volunteers can make to people’s lives. Amy loves being in the countryside and has a variety of hobbies including music, and chasing her house rabbit away from electric wires!

Joe Bartlett – Trustee

Joe Bartlett is a family solicitor who has always had an interest in volunteering, having seen first-hand both in his personal and professional life the immense effect that loneliness can have on people. When he met Amy he was inspired by her passion and in particular the idea that if we all did a little to help then this would have a dramatic impact on our guests.

Jon Minall – Trustee

Jon is a director of Bristol based social care charity Brandon Trust, and has spent his career working in social care, having gained experience in all levels of voluntary organisations and local authorities.
Jon is passionate about connecting people with others in their local communities, which is why he is delighted to be a Trustee of Marmalade Trust.

Stephen Edmonds – Treasurer

Stephen is a qualified accountant and has worked in a number of public sector finance roles since 2003. He was a volunteer driver for Marmalade Trust on Christmas Day 2015, and joined as the treasurer in 2016. Away from work, Stephen enjoys cricket and real ale, although not usually at the same time!

Our Patron Helen Pearson

We were thrilled to announce British actress Helen Pearson as Marmalade Trust’s first patron. Helen is lead actress of the short film ‘Lorna’ directed by Lee Skelly, made in association with us. Loneliness is a cause close to Helen’s heart. Watch a short clip about Helen announcing her new role below.

We are a happy bunch

We believe anyone can experience loneliness, and giving companionship on Christmas day is a great place to start to reconnect people.