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Meet the team

Bridget Gill – Chief Officer

Bridget is the glue of Spectrum People. She has been the Chief Officer since 2015.

She oversees the team who work across multiple locations within the community. Bridget ensures the smooth running of the charity as well as representing Spectrum People at a higher level within Wakefield community, West Yorkshire and wider afield.

She previously worked in the NHS for 20 years, and has run her own business, and been employed in the private sector.

Daz Dooler – Social Prescriber

Daz Dooler’s role is to support the social prescribing offer at Tieve Tara Medical Centre, Airedale. He does this by supporting people who have social issues that are impacting on their health and wellbeing, thus enabling them to find happiness and positivity that will improve their lives, and that of those around them.

Using tools and techniques that will engage people who struggle with conditions such as anxiety and depression, we aim to de-medicalise mental and emotional health conditions where factors such as debt, loneliness and housing is the cause of ill health.

Dee Hawkins – Charity Support Worker

Since returning from maternity leave, Dee has taken the lead role in marketing and comms. She supports beneficiaries, community projects and events as well as general admin tasks.

Matt Gordon – Co-Ordinator of Appletree Community Garden

As the lead for all things Appletree, Matt assists people in finding meaningful outdoor activities and support.

As a community space, Appletree welcomes anyone interested in spending time outdoors, meeting new people, or learning how to grow fruit, vegetables, and flowers – things that help us better meet our mental health, emotional and social needs.

Elliot Ely – Horticultural Apprentice

Elliot is on a horticultural apprenticeship course with Spectrum People via Askham Bryan College, and is based at Appletree Community Garden.

His role supports everything that happens at Appletree over his 2 year course. He secured his apprenticeship via FLEX and Spectrum People.

Cora Easton – Charity Project Worker

Cora takes on IT and Admin tasks which can range from writing the Monthly Update, inputting data, updating social media and supporting with paperwork and research. She assists the team and helps with events.

Cora also supports writing the Wakefield Positive Mental Health Network newsletter; produced every fortnightly.

Cora joined Spectrum People via the Kickstart scheme.