Andy Dickens – Director

After spending 30 years working in both busines and faith sectors, Andy took over running the charity in March 2023

He is part of Reading Family Church Whitley

andy @

Malcolm Peirce – Communications Officer

Malcolm was our Director from 2005 till March 2023.

Malcolm has worked with FAITH both as a Volunteer and then as a Trustee since the early 90’s.  His background is in Education and and a variety of office and administrative roles.

Malcolm is part of LifeSpring Church Oxford Road

malc @

Alison Peyton – Foodbank Manager

Alison is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the ReadiFood warehouse; parcel deliveries; volunteers; corporate teams

She has been with us since 2011 and attends St. John’s and St Stephen’s Church New Town

alison @ readifood .org .uk 0118 9872672

Sarah Mawby – Office Co-ordinator

Office Supervisor – General office duties, HR and ReadiFood support. Sarah assists with ReadiStreet when required.

Sarah joined us January 2019. She has a background in administration and customer services.

Sarah is part of New Hope Church

sarah @

Wendy Harris – ReadiStreet Co-ordinator

As the ReadiStreet co-ordinator, Wendy looks after our food handouts for the homeless and vulnerable.

Wendy is responsible for our Soup Runs and Tea Bar

Wendy assists with ReadiFood admin when required.

She is a member of All Nations Church Berkeley Avenue

wendy @

James Mawby – Support Worker

James joined us in 2021 as a general support worker right across the charity. James has taken over some of the direct support of clients as well as all sorts of support for ReadiFood and ReadiStreet

James is part of New Hope Church

james @

Sarah Pedlow

Sarah runs our ReadiFood women’s Project and is the ReadiFood Volunteer co-ordinator.

Sarah is part of Greyfriars Church

Margaret Taylor

Margaret runs the Norcot Pantry, managing food stocks and volunteers. She began work with us in March 2022. She is a member of Carey Baptist Church but regularly attends Norcot Mission as well..

Lily Herring

Lily has worked with us for quite a while as an admin assistant. She is currently doing a degree but still able to cover some office hours each week.

Lily is a member of Lifespring Church

See also a little “History