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SHASBAH Committee

Chair of Sheffield ASBAH committee

Michelle Goddard:

Hi I’m Michelle, I joined the committee in the 90’s as I wanted to help this wonderful charity. I only thought I’d be here for a short time – but here we are a few years later, still here, loving all we do to help our members.

It was with great sadness that we said a sad farewell to Barbara Clark, our wonderful secretary, who passed away suddenly at the end of 2019. Barbara was one of the founders of Sheffield ASBAH in 1964 who, along with her dear departed husband Les, did so much to create and develop our small charity supporting so many families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Barbara is much missed by everyone who knew and worked with her.

Sheffield ASBAH Committee

Brian Rawson

I’m 56 years old, I’ve got Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus and I’m a full time wheelchair user. I have been married to Yvonne for 17 years and I enjoy travelling & meeting people.

Laura Rose

I work as a Speech and Language Therapist at the Ryegate Children’s Centre,assessing children and young people for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also work for the council into their Community Youth Teams across the city, assessing vulnerable young people aged 10-18. More importantly, I am also an auntie to one of the SHASBAH members.

John O’Connell

I was born and raised in Sheffield and work in Internet Advertising. My hobbies include keeping fit, boxing, making music and computer games. I also like to cook and enjoy food – I eat nothing else! I have volunteered as a cub leader for the last 6 years and as a trustee for SHASBAH for 1 year.

Tim Smith

I joined Sheffield ASBAH in late 2020 after starting to volunteer to help build up our technological profile and help where I can in getting our members able to communicate online. I’m also more than happy to help with other online tasks. I became one of the trustees shortly after joining and look forward to meeting everyone.

Bruce Allen (Acting Secretary)

Philip Hughes

If you would like to join the committee of Sheffield ASBAH and make a positive difference to the lives of everyone who has spina bifida and hydrocephalus in the Sheffield postal district, then get in touch by phoning 0780 445228 or 07752 665411

Sheffield ASBAH staff

Befriending Co-ordinator

Nina Rose

My first child was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. When she was two (15 years ago) I started volunteering with SHASBAH. I now work part-time and feel privileged to offer support that helped me back when this was all new. I love connecting with people, so my ‘work’ is a real joy.

Volunteer Co-ordinator and Bid Writer

Jan Tippett

I’ve volunteered for Sheffield ASBAH as a committee member on and off for over 30 years. I’m a former mainstream secondary school teacher, I’ve been a SENCO and I was a family support field worker for a specialist centre for children with neuro-disabilities before working with Shine charity as an education adviser. I am also a parent of someone with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Befriending Co-ordinator Support and Admin

Tina Stones

I have been with the association for 5 years as treasurer , presently I am also Befriending Co-ordinator support and Admin and a co-opted member of the committee was introduced originally to the charity through a family member who had Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Communications Coordinator

Beth Hobbs

I started working for SHASBAH in September 2020. I also work as a PA for someone with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, which is how I found out about the charity. I love that I can use my creative side for a really worthwhile cause. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, cooking and going for walks with friends.

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