The Team

Our Trustees

Sarah White

Sarah White

Founder

Sarah is mum to two daughters and runs Supershoes full time, giving her time voluntarily. From the day to day logistics of the operation to the longer term strategy of how to achieve the organisations mission, Sarah is dedicated to brightening the days of children living with Cancer, through art and hand painted shoes.

“Through Supershoes I meet the most incredible children and their families. Once just ordinary families who, through no fault of their own have had their entire world turned upside down with the devastating news that their child has Cancer. I have seen the amazing impact a pair of hand painted shoes can have - Providing children and young people with a positive, empowering boost to their wellbeing. It is an honour and a privilege to take little steps with these families on their journey. They show so much strength and courage and are all real life superheroes!”

Ken White

Ken White

Co-Founder

Ken is managing director of a large and successful landscape construction company. In his spare time, he works on developing Supershoes into a sustainable organisation. Ken is responsible, along with the other trustees, for governance of the charity, ensuring activities align with the charity's constitution and long-term strategic objectives.

“I have been so moved by the kindness and generosity of people who have supported and continue to support our mission and the amazing children and families we help. From our talented Super- Artists to other charities, businesses and people, we simply would not have done this without them.”

Kelly Green

Kelly Green

Digital Marketing Director

Kelly spent her ‘pre-children’ life working in the Financial Services industry for one of the UK’s leading Banks and more recently has been providing social media training to businesses. Kelly supported Supershoes from day one by helping create our Facebook page back in October 2013. Kelly continued to provide amazing support & training and in August 2014 Kelly joined Supershoes in a formal voluntary capacity after kindly offering to run our website and social media channels.

“Hearing the stories of what these super brave children and their families have to go through can be heart-breaking and also truly inspiring. Seeing the smiles that Supershoes brings to those little faces is more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. It is a real honour to be involved.”

Lucas Tyler

Lucas Tyler

Creative Director

Lucas is a partner and Creative Director at Fuse, a toy design studio based in London and responsible for many iconic and successful toys. He became involved with Supershoes in April 2014 when he created his first pair for us and has never looked back. Lucas continued to support Supershoes through organising charity fundraising events and encouraging colleagues to get involved as well as continuing to design and paint Supershoes. Lucas is now responsible for all things artistic at Supershoes, from designs, logos and workshops to supporting our Super-Artists.

“I am incredibly proud to be part of Supershoes and have seen the joy on the children’s faces first hand - it’s special. There are very few charities where you see a direct result from the time and money that you donate and it is hugely rewarding for everyone involved”

Our Volunteers

Maureen

Maureen

Dispatch Manager

Super volunteer Maureen, a retired confectioner and also mum to Sarah, Supershoes Founder! Maureen kindly gives one day a week to manage shoe dispatch logistics. Packaging, posting and dispatching shoes to super-children, Maureen is a very busy lady!

“I love giving my time to Supershoes, it really is a very special organisation and I find my job very rewarding. Packaging and posting the beautiful Supershoes off to children,  I can’t help think of the smiles of the children opening them, having seen what joy a pair of Supershoes can bring to a poorly child.”

Anne

Anne

Sponsorship Co-Ordinator & Speaker

Super volunteer Anne works for Supershoes HQ every week, helping out with many duties including running our sponsorship contact programme and thanking our donors for their fundraising efforts!

“I am a retired Headteacher, still loads of things I want to do and lots of energy for life! I love working for Supershoes because I have lost a child to cancer and I am now free to help other families. Imagine a child being in hospital desperately ill and receiving a pair of shoes individually designed and painted just for you! As a parent of that child you want to give them everything on earth, so a gift of a pair of Supershoes is a good start!”

Jane

Jane

Compliance & Bid Writer

Became involved with Supershoes after hearing Sarah talk at a ladies breakfast and was both touched and impressed by what we do. She helps out with administration, finance, HMRC and Gift Aid.

“We lost a son from cancer of the brain some years ago and wanted to use some of my time supporting Supershoes in bringing joy into the lives of the children and their families who are currently walking such a hard journey.”

Linda

Linda

Referral Manager

For 18 years Super Volunteer Linda owned a sucessful rubber stamp shop. Now semi-retired, she teaches classes and workshops (she loves to play with anything inky and painty!) and comes into Supershoes HQ each week to process the incoming referrals.

“It breaks my heart to think that so many children are suffering. Whilst we cannot change the fact that a child has cancer, I love that a pair of Supershoes can brighten the day of a child who is trying to beat this dreadful illness.”

Alison

Alison

Super Artist Manager

An experienced face painter and body artist who met Sarah at a Christmas event. Not only is she one of our Super Artists, who has created many pairs of Supershoes for super brave children, she also comes into the office to help out too!

“The best part of being involved with Supershoes is the smile on each child’s face when they receive something that’s been made just for them”

Lisa

Lisa

Family Liaison

Mum to 2 young children as well as working part time as a Sales Rep. Lisa's five-year-old son was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare aggressive brain tumour and in February this year he officially finished treatment and is now in remission. Lisa helps us by contacting parents to let them know that Supershoes are on their way!

“Knowing first hand what a pair of Supershoes can do for a child with cancer and seeing how happy they made my son it's time to 'give something back'. To now be part of the team that puts smiles on other children's faces is an absolute honour!”

Marianna

Marianna

Creative Writer

A life coach, teacher and blogger who was delighted to be able to offer to do even more of what she loves doing after meeting Sarah at a networking event and following Supershoes ever since. She helps whenever she’s needed, writing blogs, press releases, proofreading and anything else of a wordy nature.

“I love the uniqueness of Supershoes. It sends a massive burst of sunshine and optimism to all the families it reaches in a very personal, special way. Being able to write about all the good that comes from it is simply a privilege!”

Sharon

Sharon

Social Media

A married mum with two teenage daughters & two dogs. Her background working as a PA for a large insurance company required her to be super organised; something which has never left her! Sharon volunteers remotely assisting Kelly with our social media and website.

“I first heard about Supershoes when my husband met Co Founder Ken on a business course. He told me about what they were doing for children and I began following them straight away. I see the smile on the children’s faces and it fills me with pride that I can do something to help. It is an honour to be involved and I love it!”

Katie

Katie

Events Manager

A busy wife, mum and event manager who studied art at college and has a love of Converse. Katie played a major part in organising Super Arty Party, without her it wouldn;t have happened!

“I followed Supershoes on social media before contacting Sarah about volunteering. Fate played a big part and I feel honoured to have organised the first ever Super Arty Party. Looking forward to being part of many more future inspiring events.”

Kate

Kate

Social Media

A student teacher and mum to Oscar and Jemima. She first came across Supershoes after Oscar was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in May 2014 and we made him some superhero/minions Supershoes. Kate puts her experience to good use, producing some of our social media content.

“The smile on Oscar's face when he saw his Supershoes is one I treasure from what was, and still is, a difficult time. It is because of that smile that I volunteered. A charity that goes out of its way to make a child feel so special and so loved is just astounding. The shoes mean so much to the children and they give them pride and identity when both can get a little lost in the terror of diagnosis, treatment and endless hospital stays. They makes them smile which is the most special thing because there are days you wonder if you are ever going to see your child smile again!”

Amanda

Amanda

Super Artist Support

A tattoo artist for 20 years and a mum of four lovely girls. She dabbles in various crafts; baking novelty cakes, sewing & face painting to name a few. As one of our most experienced Super Artists, she now offers support and shares techniques with other Super Artists to help them produce the best Supershoes they possibly can for the children.

“I love that I can put my creative skills to such good use for such a worthy cause. Creating smiles for these brave children at such a difficult time in their lives is a huge honour!”

Sharon

Sharon

Dispatch

A professional face painter for the last 10 years who enjoys anything arty. Every Tuesday, Sharon sends all the blank shoes out to our Super Artists, ready for them to work their magic!

“I'm proud to be part of this amazing charity & help to give a positive boost & smiles to these super brave children!”

Gita

Gita

Speaker - Oxfordshire region

A face and body artist, she enjoys creativity in all its forms –2D and 3D. Gita joined the Super Artist team in 2016 and now gives talks about our charity in her local area.

“I hope to contribute to the charity’s overall aim – to empower children in very difficult circumstances. May each pair of Supershoes become as special to the child as they are as special in this world!”

Claire

Claire

Website Support

Also a Super Artist, Claire helps us keep our website up-to-date

“I first heard about Supershoes through a friend who also volunteers and after seeing the boost a personalised pair of Supershoes can give a poorly child I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. It's an honour to be part of such a unique charity and being able to see the difference we make to these little lives is a truly special experience.”

If you would like to get involved and become a super volunteer, please contact us