Who we are

Brendoncare employs over 700 staff throughout its care homes, clubs division and in its central office in Winchester. A large number of volunteers also assist with supporting residents in our care homes, running clubs, fundraising and social events.

Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive

Carole Sawyers

Chief Executive

"I want Brendoncare's services to be life enhancing for all who need them now and aspirational about providing care in the future that meets a wide range of needs."

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Zoe McCallum, Chief Operating Officer

Zoe McCallum

Chief Operating Officer

"My passion and drive is being able to provide quality care for older people and being part of Brendoncare allows me to do this. My role is not a job, my role is my passion."

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Rachel McIlroy, Chief Financial Officer

Rachel McIlroy

Chief Financial Officer

"I want to ensure our resources are well planned and used effectively so that we can do more to help our beneficiaries."

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Cath Dixon, HR Manager

Cath Dixon

HR Manager

"Committed staff are the cornerstone of Brendoncare's high quality services and I am passionate about ensuring they are treated fairly and that we value and support every one of them."

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Emma Digance, Head of Fundraising & Communications

Emma Digance

Head of Fundraising & Communications

"Voluntary income enables us to deliver the very best services, and providing effective communications across Brendoncare will ensure all those who need us can find us."

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Edwin Ingleton, Head of Clubs Services

Edwin Ingleton

Head of Clubs Services

"I strive for older people to live happy and more fulfilled lives. Through our clubs, volunteers provide a fun-filled time for people living in the community; in our care homes volunteers ensure residents have a social life. Our volunteers are people we should all be proud of."

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex


Peter Mead

Peter Mead

Trustees of The Brendoncare Foundation:

Mr Joe MacHale

Mr Joe MacHale
Chair of Trustees

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Professor Jackie Bridges

Professor Jackie Bridges

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Mr Nick Capon

Mr Nick Capon

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Dr Helen Roberts

Dr Helen Roberts

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Mr Peter Johnson

Mr Peter Johnson

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Ms Lynne Lockyer

Ms Lynne Lockyer

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Mr Simon MacDonagh

Mr Simon MacDonagh

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Mr Mark Pullen

Mr Mark Pullen

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Mr David Stern

Mr David Stern

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Trustees of Brendoncare Clubs:

Mr Nick Capon

Mr Nick Capon

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Sylvia Gamblin

Sylvia Gamblin

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Mr Harvey White Chair of Vice Patrons Committee
Professor Nick Bosanquet BA, MSc(Econ)
Mrs Janet Budd
Mr Jeremy Delmar Morgan
Mrs Marie-Therese Hill
Mr Nick McAndrew
Mrs Jilly Morton
The Hon Sir Richard Storey Bt, CBE, DL
Mr Simon Theobalds
Mr Peter Willan MBA, BSc, FCMA, FEI, HonRCM

Friends of Brendoncare:

Mr Julian Bower FCA
Mr Patrick Maclure
Mr Keith Bamber MA
Mr Peter Barton DL
Mr Christopher Bayne
Sir James Butler CBE, DL, FCA
The Baroness Cumberlege CBE, DL
Mr Ewan Davidson MA, FCA
Major General Brian Davis CB, CBE
Mr Simon Every MA, FCA
Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, JP 
Mr Alan Grieve CBE
Mrs Janet King
Dr Stephen Lock CBE, MA, MB, FRCP
Dr Michael Moore MB, ChB, BA, MRCGP
Mr Tom Nell BCom, LLB
Mr Julian Sheffield DL
The Duke of Somerset DL, FRICS
Mr Gerald Tedder
Mr Richard Towner
The Lord Walton of Detchant TD, MD, FRCP