Believe it or not, we’re already gearing up for winter at Manna House, finding venues and volunteers and making plans for the Winter Shelter which starts on 1 December. And the person trying to coordinate it all this year (after all the great work that Penny and Fiona have done in the past) is our newest member of staff – Lois Sparling – who started at the end of August.

Lois Loweswater

“I’ve been looking for a couple of years for a way to move from my 27-year old career in publishing into the voluntary sector, so I’m really thrilled to have been given the chance to work for Manna House. I’ve been a volunteer in many different ways all my adult life, even while working full-time, in London, Warwickshire and up in Cumbria, and feel that I have met so many lovely people and learned so much. I look forward to meeting the staff, volunteers and clients and continuing that journey.”

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