I am incredibly grateful for the support of my amazing team. Between them they bring so much to the table. I honestly couldn't do this without them.
Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury - patron
In Jolly Good Company is a vital initiative bringing people together and building stronger communities. Isolation and loneliness affects us all, whether we live in the countryside or in urban areas, and it’s fantastic the team are helping people to overcome this. I am very proud to be supporting it.
Sarah rampton - director
I feel so lucky to live in Wimborne St Giles and be part of this caring community. I am really looking forward to sharing the benefits of being in this beautiful village with you. Wimborne St Giles and especially it’s Hall mean so much to me. It’s where I married the wonderful Andy, and where our children grew up and went to school. I help on the Hall Committee and at the famous Sunday teas.
maxine timms - support staff
I’ve lived in Wimborne St Giles for over 20 years and I’m lucky to have Sarah as a friend and neighbour. I’m a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Society, and a passionate believer in the positive benefits of creative activities in a sociable group. I’m delighted to be involved in this exciting project. My skill set is crafts such as embroidery and crochet and I love enabling people to reconnect with or learn new skills.
robert stansby - volunteer
My wife and I moved to Wimborne from Bournemouth 3 years ago. I'm retired, love getting out and about and hate being cooped up indoors. I have an allotment and enjoy pottering and gardening. I also like to talk and socialise so volunteering was an obvious choice for me. I help at the Wimborne Memory Cafe and I've met some lovely people. I get so much from volunteering, easily as much as I put in.
Julia safe - co-director
My family roots are in Dorset and I’ve lived here myself for 25 years as Director of Larmer Tree Festival. I’m now able to spend more time on my own creative pursuits such as floristry and growing cut flowers on my allotment. I’m delighted that I have time to support Sarah in this incredibly worthwhile company.
Kate sheridan - co-director
I live in Wimborne with my lovely husband and son. I’m a Business Administrator and a Piano Teacher and I use my musical skills to entertain people in residential homes which I really enjoy. I have known Sarah for twenty three years and I am very happy to be bringing my expertise to this exciting new community centred company.
jenny Hanson - Co-director
I’m the book keeper for St Giles farms and Shaftesbury Estates and the founder member of the village book club. I’ve lived here for twenty one years and am the Treasurer of the Hall Committee. Wimborne St Giles is a peaceful, beautiful village which is home to a great mix of people who I’m sure you’ll enjoy meeting.
Penny syddall - Co-director
My husband and I have lived in Wimborne St Giles since 2009 and before that our girls were at school here. I work in local government public relations and am a strong believer in using Dorset’s beautiful environment to stimulate all our lives. I am thrilled to help Sarah provide this new opportunity in our village.
We need the right people on board to help us at In Jolly Good Company and there are certain requirements that are important to us. If you’d like to volunteer to help us, fill in the form below and tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are interested in and we’ll get back to you.
‘Mum is still talking about what a lovely time she had yesterday’.
Gillian, whose mother attended In Jolly Good Company taster day at Wimborne St Giles