Meet the team

We are very lucky to have a fantastic team at the Samson Centre made up of staff, volunteers and trustees, all committed to providing the best possible facilities and care for anyone affected by MS.


As a charity, we are governed by a Board of Trustees who ensure that the money we raise is used in the best possible way and also that we are doing all we can to reach and help as many people as we can that need our support.

David Kitching



The staff at the Samson Centre are passionate about their jobs and the support they provide. Our specialist physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants and gym instructors really understand the nuances of MS and are all on hand to support you on your MS journey.


We have a wonderful team of volunteers who give up their time to support the Samson Centre. Our volunteers have a diverse range of skills to share that make a huge difference to the running of the Centre. Their dedication and gift of time is invaluable to us. We really couldn’t do it without them!

David Kitching

Maintenance & Gardening

Claire Marks

Oxygen operator

John Steynor

Lead Oxygen Therapy Operator

Mike Houchin

Lead Oxygen Therapy Operator

Robert Hall

Lead Oxygen Therapy Operator

James Gregory

Oxygen operator

Carole Morris

‘Meet and Greet’ & Kitchen

Carol Kitching


Trisha Duckworth

Oxygen operator

Sarah Bell

Oxygen operator

Richard May

Oxygen operator

Jane Lyne

Oxygen operator

Ross Ludgate

Lead Oxygen Therapy Operator

Peter Purnell

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“Specialist staff really understand the nuances of the condition.”

“Set up by people with MS for people with MS.”

“Like an extended family”

“Inspirational members, great team and loyal volunteers and trustees.”

“There’s an energy to the place, you can see the effort people go to.”

Why not become a volunteer?

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team, so if you have some time to spare, we would love to hear from you.