Our People

Staff & Volunteers

Sophie Cooke-Shaw

Fundraising &
Events Volunteer

Alex Curtis

CEO & Founder

Thomasina Scott-Greenard


Tracey Collinson





Sarah Young



We have a great Board of Trustees who are all committed to making Take Our Hand the best it can be. As a team they are responsible for making sure the charity is doing what it was set out to do.

John Young

Deputy Chair of Trustee

John joined Take Our Hand as he wanted to give something back using skills he has acquired over many years which he felt could be used to help young people cope better with any bereavement they have experienced. He felt Take Our Hand was a great idea of Alex’s who he knew had found out the hard way that there was limited help available for young people going through a bereavement.

Steve Scott-Greenard

Chair of Trustees

Steve is the Prevention & Early Help Manager for Great Yarmouth Borough Council Community Hub and is the Operational Safeguarding Lead. Steve previously worked in the charitable sector as Advice Coordinator with Norfolk Citizens Advice and founder of the Great Yarmouth Unemployed Workers Centre. Steve has been involved with a number of local charities offering support and advocacy as a member of the Great Yarmouth Borough Council Trustee Bank.

Previously, Steve worked in the Petrochemical industry as a Control Systems Engineer before venturing into the voluntary sector. Steve is a founder trustee of Take Our Hand and is extremely proud of the work the charity is doing and the staff and volunteers who support us.

Caroline Bull


Caroline is a freelance copywriter based in Norfolk. Her work involves writing articles, print copy, and also for websites and social media, promoting the services and products of different companies. However, she also hopes to utilise her skills where she can to champion important causes, and has been updating our policies and reviewing our website.

James Howlett


James is an experienced business leader, having had a successful 25-year career with a Global Bank, where he undertook a variety of corporate, strategic and leadership roles across the UK.

James was delighted to join Take Our Hand as a Trustee, and to be given the opportunity to give back by sharing some of his financial and business experience. Over the coming years, James hopes to guide the continued success, and future growth, of Take Our Hand – to enable even more young people to be supported at a time when they need it most.

Edwin Pearson


Edwin is a retired business leader with over 30 years experience in the food industry including roles in Logistics, Supply Chain and I.T.  Latterly he has devoted considerable voluntary time to the Education sector as both a school governor and a multi-academy trust trustee.

Edwin was interested in extending this support for young people by helping Take Our Hand and looks forward to assisting them in their future growth.

Neil Charnock

Safeguarding Trustee

Neil is an experienced senior leader from within the public sector having spent his career-to-date with the Police and Civil Service over the last 22 years.

A doting father of three children and having worked with bereaved families throughout his professional career, Neil felt there was an opportunity to give something back by joining Take Our Hand as a Trustee, to share his governance, leadership and safeguarding experience in support of Take Our Hand’s delivery. By doing this, he hopes to help widen their reach, ensuring children and young people benefit from the support available when they may need it most.