Chair of Sheffield ASBAH committee
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.
Bruce Allen – acting secretary
Co-opted to report to committee:
Tina Stones – Finance
Nina Rose – Welfare
Jan Tippett – Volunteering and fund-raising
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.
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
Sessional support worker
Sam Plummer Burgin
I’ve just started working with everyone at SHASBAH. I work with the Air Cadets too. I am trained in sports and outdoor pursuits like archery and canoeing. I love the outdoors, hiking in the Peak District, keeping busy and I love eating chocolate.
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.
Befriending Co-ordinator support and Admin
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.
Volunteer Co-ordinator and Bid Writer
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.
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.