We couldn’t operate without the wisdom, guidance, skills and experience of our Trustees.

Check out the bio’s below for details about our current Trustee board.

Amy Chima


I first became involved in 2016 with Time to Talk Befriending as a volunteer for Tea Time Talk. I joined the board of trustees in 2023. I'm passionate about helping those in need and who are marginalised and isolated in society.


Claire Godley


I am passionate about ending loneliness and honouring older people and I love Time to Talk Befriending's model of matching volunteers with older people in the community.


Neil Hilton


Having  been part of the charity as a volunteer since 2014, I have a good understanding of the positive impact of befriending in the lives of people who are lonely due to social isolation.


Jacqui Mason


I was delighted to join the charity as a Trustee in February 2024. I have a background in finance and I am currently a finance manager at a secondary school. As well as being a Trustee at Time To Talk Befriending, I am a Director of a small Community Interest Company.


David Standing

Trustee Safeguarding Lead

After qualifying as a social worker 1 worked for 19 years in East Sussex Social Services.. managing teams of social workers in Brighton and Hove.


Gary Schulz


I am a management accountant and Treasurer for two other Charities. I consider it a privilege to bring my experience of charity accounting to Time to Talk Befriending.

I continue to be impressed by the kindness shown to the older people and volunteers who benefit from the service. I am proud to be part of the board and look forward to continuing to work alongside the other Trustees on the governance and strategic direction of the organisation.


Support us today

Your donations and support helps to change lives and overcome loneliness.

Could you support us financially? In doing so you will enable us to positively connect with older people who feel ‘invisible’, ‘forgotten’, and ‘alone’.

Regular monthly or one off donations make a significant difference to our Charity.

We need the generous support of our community, both big and small to improve the lives of society's most lonely, isolated and vulnerable older people.