Meet the One Can Trust Team

The governance, strategy and overall responsibility for delivery of the operation lies with the Board of Trustees.

Members as follows:

Kate Brewster

Kate Brewster

Kate first got involved with One Can Trust a few years back when she saw the need in her street.

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Kate became a trustee in 2020 and, drawing on her background in journalism and communications, supported the organisation across related areas such as media, marketing, fundraising and stakeholder engagement. Kate also works for the charity, Action for Children, and is a proud resident of High Wycombe, where she lives with her family and cat.

Andy Ford

Andy Ford

Andy joined One Can as a volunteer and trustee at the start of 2017, after working for many years

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in local government finance, auditing and consultancy. Andy stepped up as the new chair of One Can Trust trustees in January 2022. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in Marlow. He is currently studying part-time for a PhD in medieval history and when not helping One Can, can usually be found rowing on the river Thames.

Graham Peart

Graham Peart

Married to Jean, Graham has lived in the Wycombe area for most of his life. His children

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were raised here, his business was founded in Wycombe in 1980 and it is where Graham was elected in 2015 as a District Councillor and ultimately served as the Cabinet Member for Community.

Previous community work includes 18 years as a director of Wycombe Wanderers and then 6 years as chair of the Heart of Bucks, a key grant making charity. Currently, Graham is a member of the Buckinghamshire Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Board.

Having joined the One Can Trust team as a trustee in 2014 when the growing charity operated from the Big Yellow Storage units, Graham recently completed the full 6-year term as chair of the Trustee Board and now remains a trustee in an ambassadorial role.

Sarfaraz Raja

Sarfaraz Raja

Sarfaraz, also known as Saf, was born and has lived in High Wycombe all his life. Saf is married

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and has three children of school age; all attend local schools. Saf serves as a governor at Hamilton Academy and the Purchasing Manager for a Wycombe based specialist Electronic Engineering company.

At present, Saf is Councillor for Terriers and Amersham Hill ward at Buckinghamshire Council.

He was honoured to be chosen as Mayor for 2018-19, and his Mayor’s Appeal raised over £27,000 for his chosen charity. Saf helped One Can Trust before joining as a Trustee early in 2021.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

Gareth joined the Board of Trustees after a 40 year finance career in the Telecoms

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and IT sectors. Gareth’s experience will be a tremendous asset in his new role as Treasurer for the charity. Gareth moved to Marlow from South Wales and has been living in Medmenham for the last 14 years. Married with 3 grown up children. Interests include following Welsh rugby and travelling.

Ruth Lethem

Ruth Lethem

Ruth joined the One Can Trust as a Trustee in 2023; she does this alongside a full-time position

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as a Retail Area Manager for a high street food brand who she has worked for for nearly 20 years.

Ruth lives in High Wycombe with her husband and step-daughter, they moved to High Wycombe in 2018 after living and working in West London for many years. When she’s not working, Ruth enjoys reading and usually read around one book per week, she’s also a keen baker.

Russell

Russell Down

Russell joined One Can as a volunteer in 2022 and became a trustee in 2024.

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He is a qualified accountant and spent six years working as Finance Director for a company based in Dubai. After returning from Dubai he worked as a Director for two companies in the construction industry before retiring in 2022. He enjoys travelling and keeping fit through cycling and kayaking. He has four grown up children and lives in Bourne End.

Kerri Byrne

Kerri Byrne

Kerri joined One Can Trust as a Trustee in spring 2023 having worked in various sectors

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including charity, NHS and local authority, mainly in project management and commissioning.

She is also a governor at the local primary school. Kerri grew up in the Wycombe area and now lives in Princes Risborough with her husband, two young children and bearded dragon, and enjoys singing in choirs.

Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle

Chris joined the One Can Trust as the HR Trustee in May 2023 and is a retired HR Director.

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Now a stay at home dad, he lives in Princes Risborough with his wife and two young sons. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and baking.

Staff

A small team of staff members are responsible for the day to day running of the operation.
Team members are as follows:
Neil Scott

Neil Scott - Warehouse, Health and Safety Manager

Neil is our Warehouse, Health and Safety Manager. He joined One Can Trust in November

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2022 and lives in Flackwell Heath with his wife. Neil has two grown up daughters also. In his spare time, Neil enjoys walking, travelling and meeting friends.

Jo Belshaw

Jo Belshaw - Operations Manager

Jo joined the organisation in June 2020 as the Food Procurement Manager. Her role was

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primarily to build relationships with schools, churches, supermarkets, local businesses etc to ensure the foodbank had enough food to meet demand. Jo stepped up as the Operations Manager in January 2022. In her spare time, Jo enjoys boxing and circuit training.

Cara Nightingale

Cara Nightingale - Food Programmes Manager

After working many years in sales, Cara was determined to change career paths, work for a

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local charity and support her local community. Cara joined
One Can as Operations Manager in May 2020. Cara has two small children, Charlie and Poppy-Rose and lives in Wycombe. Recently returning from maternity leave, Cara has taken on a new role as Food Programmes Manager which aligns with Cara’s main passion of all things food.

Kim Starkey

Kim Starkey - Community Support Programme Manager

Kim started working at One Can Trust as an Administrator in April 2021; a change in career

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path having previously worked mostly in apprenticeships tutoring and assessing learners in achieving qualifications in childcare, business administration and management.

Kim is now responsible for running One Can’s Insight Programme alongside a wonderful team of volunteers. In her spare time, Kim loves walking her dog, yoga and the odd gin and tonic!

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Jayne Motlagh - Referrals and Statistics Manager

Jayne joined One Can Trust in 2018, after working in community and voluntary

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organisations and for the Local Authority.  She is passionate about supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach their potential. Outside of work, she enjoys walking, reading, Pilates and going to the cinema.

Helen Foster

Helen Foster - Food Supply Manager

Helen comes to One Can after spending nearly ten years as a Career Coach and 20 years in

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broadcasting producing radio programmes. She is a people person and cares passionately about their welfare. When she isn’t at One Can, Helen is volunteering (sometimes running) at Park Run and Wycombe Rugby Club or providing a taxi service to her teenage children.

Michaela Titman

Michaela Titman - Food Bank Administrator

Michaela joined One Can Trust in September as a Food Bank Administrator.

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She’ll be with us for a year before heading to university in 2024. Having lived in Wycombe all her life, she is passionate about making a positive impact within the community. In her spare time, Michaela enjoys dancing, going to concerts and has achieved a black belt in karate!

Viki Hockley

Viki Hockley - Volunteer Coordinator

Viki joined the One Can Team in June 2023 as our Volunteer Coordinator.

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She lives in High Wycombe with her husband and two children who all enjoy camping and paddle boarding together. Viki is an amateur allotmenteer and hopes in time to donate crates of home grown produce to One Can!

Ros Taylor

Ros Taylor - Food Bank Administrator

Ros, our new One Can Administrator, started as a volunteer in 2020 and was delighted to join

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the team on a permanent basis in May 2023. She lives locally with her husband and three sons who also enjoy volunteering for One Can during school holidays. Ros loves music and singing; she helps run a local choir and is involved with music outreach programmes in local primary schools.

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Volunteers

The operation could not function without an amazing team of 220 volunteers who freely give their time to help in various ways. Their activities include the collection of food from supermarkets, sorting of food, picking food parcels, making up recipe bags, delivering parcels and helping with fundraising events.

If you would like more information about getting involved, please get in touch (01494 512 277 or email: office@onecantrust.org.uk). You can download a volunteer registration form by clicking here.

Please email the completed form back to the office email. Thank you.

Ambassadors

One Can Trust is very fortunate to have the support of an amazing Ambassador
Keyaan Hameed

Keyaan Hameed - our youth Ambassador

From a young age, Keyaan was aware that the number of disadvantaged people on the streets

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of London was rising. At the age of 15, Keyaan set up SOUP-a-CANdle where Keyaan was selling candles and for every candle sold, he donated a hot bowl of soup.

With the onset of COVID, Keyaan was unable to distribute food and so he started donating to various charities instead. In more recent times, SOUP-a-CANdle’s range has increased (see here for more information soupacandle.co.uk) and Keyaan regularly buys food for One Can with a proportion of the profits of his eco-friendly organisation.

Keyaan has also been very supportive as a Street Hero throughout the pandemic (and beyond) and he actively encourages donations at his secondary school too.