Louise Adams- CEO
Louise joined the Love4Life team in November 2022. She has always worked with children and young people and is enthusiastic about supporting them to fulfil their potential and raising aspirations. Louise has worked in the non-profit sector for many years and understands the pressures faced by charities and fundraising as well as the unique tailored support that charities can bring to the community. She is passionate about empowering teams to succeed and achieve their aims.
Bethan Stanyon - Programme Manager
Bethan joined Love4Life in August 2021 in the newly created role of Programme Manager, having previously worked for The Prince’s Trust.
Karley Barber – Programme Manager
Karley started her journey with TwentyTwenty back in 2017 when she worked as a mentor volunteer and then also worked in our Derby centre. She moved into a sessional worker role up until March 2019 and from there progressed into a full-time Solution Focused Coach at the Derby Centre. She came back to TwentyTwenty in the summer of 2020 as Derby youth worker then became full-time Love4Life Derby Coordinator and is now Programme Manager while Bethan is on maternity leave.
Joanna Burrows - Fundraiser
Joanna came to TwentyTwenty in 2013 as their first ever fundraiser.
Lara Best - Fundraiser
Lara joined Love4Life in April 2023. She has worked in the charity sector since graduating university in 2021. She is passionate about women's issues and women's rights and is excited to make a real difference through fundraising at Love4Life.
Chris Peat-Finance Director
Chris joined Love4Life at the start of 2023 as Finance Director. Chris is both AAT and ACCA qualified with over 30 years of experience in finance, having spent the past 17 years with Cooper Parry as a Senior Audit Manager.
Kirsty Birchall-Admin and Marketing Assistant
Kirsty joined the team in September 2022. She originally studied a BA in Language, Literacy and Communication then a PGCE in Primary Education and worked as a primary school teacher in Leicester for 13 years.
Tilly Robinson - Loughborough Love4Life Coordinator
Tilly first started working for Love4Life in 2019 as a sessional youth worker and loved working with the young people so much that she now works for the charity full time as our Coordinator in Loughborough.
Nicola Mellor - Loughborough Love4Life Youth Worker
Nicola joined Love4life in June 2022.
Harriet Selby-Leicestershire Youth Worker
Harriet recently joined the Love4Life team in May 2023 after returning from a backpacking trip around Latin America. She studied geography at the University of Chester with a focus on social inequalities and global issues before moving to Australia. Harriet has previously worked with young people with learning difficulties in a college where she became passionate about young people's well-being.
Sophie Fahey-Leicestershire Youth Worker
Sophie started receiving help from charity Twenty Twenty nearly seven years ago in 2016 as a young person. She started with one-one sessions and then attended a group. Love4Life really helped Sophie become who she is today, and she hopes to have a similar impact on young people through her work as a sessional worker and has now been promoted to Youth Worker.
Alisha Roberts - Leicester Love4Life Coordinator
Alisha started with Love4Life as the Leicester Youth Worker in April 2021 after volunteering with the charity for 5 months. She studied Media and Culture at the University of Worcester however, this is where she realised her passion for youth work and supported a local youth centre throughout her studies, including giving time to Love4Life as a placement.
Laila Harrison-Leicester Love4Life Youth Worker
Laila started at Love4Life in October 2021 on a student placement, whilst studying for her BA Hons in 'Childhood and Youth'. Upon finishing the placement, she became a sessional worker with us and recently took on a permanent position.
Fawn Kitson – Derby Love4Life Coordinator
Fawn began volunteering with TwentyTwenty whilst studying for her BA Hons in “Working with Young People and Communities” in 2018. She went on to support young people in schools and other settings after graduating from the University of Derby in 2019.
Eliza Bunce-Derby Love4Life Youth Worker
Eliza joined Love4Life in May 2023 as a Derby Youth Worker. In 2022, she graduated from the University of Sussex studying International Development. She volunteered with the charity Common Ground while studying, supporting marginalised communities'. Eliza is passionate about the care, safety and happiness of communities and wants to make a positive difference wherever she can. She believes that, as a young person, loving yourself every day is a challenge and is not easy; that's why she is so happy to join the Love4Life team to make a change and support young people.
Ella Getty-Derby Youth Worker
Ella joined Love4life in January 2024. She has supported young people in schools across Derby for four years. Ella has previous experience studying psychology and sociology; she has also gained a diploma in counselling and is currently studying part time through the Open university, working towards a degree in education.
Ella has a real passion for being a source of support to young people who may be struggling and she strongly believes that young people should always be heard and, with the right person behind them, can achieve anything.
Outside of work, Ella enjoys reading, musical theatre and scrapbooking.
The Well-Being Team
We are a pet-friendly office and love it when staff bring their dogs in to meet us. Nothing is better to help you get through a tough day than puppy cuddles!