Meet The Team!


Manager and Co-Founder

Meet Mark, one of the founders of the White Feather Project, and one of the managers of the team.

Mark has worked since the 13th March 2020, initially helping get hot meals to the elderly and vulnerable, then once 6th June 2020 came, opened our first Community Shop at St Alphonsus Church Hall.

Mark is the guiding spirit to the team, and allows the team to work together so well, his decisions and golden heart has lead the team to deliver over 6000 food parcels to the people of the Tees Valley,


Manager and founding member

Meet Karen, one of the founding members of the team, and manager. She runs our second hub, at the Old TA centre on Longlands Road.

Her passion to help, drives the team forward, and her no nonsense attitude keeps the team in check (even Mark) and the team appreciate it.


Founding member and driver

Lynn joined the team in June when the White Feather Project started the food parcels, and community shops. 

Lynn is our head driver, and her will do attitude, enables hundreds of food parcels to go out every week. She is a driving force to the team, and to the community. 

Lynn also sorts our storage, mascots, collects donations, meets with people and is an invaluable member of the team.



Talie has been with the team since August 2020, running our website, social media, forms for food parcels.

Talie’s dedication to the team, along with the others sees her working 7 days a week behind the scenes, answering emails, messages and interacting with people.

Talie loves what she does and along side her work on Teesside Help she is a full time mum of two girls.


Events Manager
Shane, one of the newest members of the team, joined in August.  
Goal Keeper for Whitby Town FC for a while now, he is a Dad of Harry George, 5 months, who’s our White feather baby.  Shane volunteers his spare time to The White Feather Project as events manager and part time Grinch. (Mascot for Christmas) 
Using his experience in previous events and bringing his love and dedication to the team, we look forward to the great things to come from Shane.


Founding member and co-manger of our Kings Road units.

Louise joined the team in June  2020 when we first opened the community shop at the church hall.  One of the quieter members of the team, but by no means shy, she’s wonderfully helpful and always ready to go.

Currently managing the two Kings roads units, and ensuring the food parcels, are correct, she’s one of the ones keeping everything in order while being a friendly member of the team.



Julie joined the team in June  2021, coming from previous voluntary experience with places like My Sister’s place. Julie has been a fantastic addition to our team, with her bubbly, outgoing and approachable personality, we look forward to seeing what other positives she brings and helps the team grow.

Nanna to our white feather baby, she’s already got her hands full, trying to look after 3 generations of men on our team, which shows she’s already over qualified and amazing.


Full time Volunteer

Elaine joined the team in June  2020, following her sister Julie to become a full time volunteer. Her no nonsense approach and dedication has made her an astounding team member. 

Working with our co-founder Karen, she’s proved already that she’s worth her weight in gold. An absolute Gem.



Jenny joined back in January, coming to us one a week, bringing her knowledge of baking, her love for sewing and her dedication to Teesside. 

Jenny, is fully trained to take over at minutes notice, and very honest and trust worthy.



Christine has been with us for a while now, and her dedication, determination and daring has ensured she’s earned her place on the White Feather Project team.
Without Christine, we would be lost. Sharing her life experiences and ensuring she gives 100% all of the time. 




White Feather Baby
At only 5 months old, Harry George is our youngest volunteer, he’s been an inspiration to the team, and puts a smile on all of our faces. He makes his dad, Shane very proud and we’re sure Harry is eager to follow in his dad’s footsteps in being an all round awesome person.
Harry’s Nanna Julie, is super proud and Mark loves having him on the team.
There’s never a dull moment when Harry’s about.