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About Us

Bradninch Together started in March 2020 as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  It was an idea from Sophie West and Anthony Richards, who connected through The Revd Olly Mears.


They were soon joined by Sue Eakers and Luke Taylor and the team began creating a support service for the local community in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, involving a network of local volunteers.


Sally Livsey and Glenn Roberts joined and brought experience in financial oversight and mental health matters, and Kate Beith volunteered to set up and manage the website.


A lot happened very swiftly, involving many people.  Something of the story of the first year can be read here.


In January 2021,  Bradninch Together became a Community Interest Company, and at present it has six volunteer Directors: Anthony, Sophie, Sue, Sally, Kate and Jim.  You can read our most recent Annual Report here.


This formal organisation continues with a number of the activities previously set up, and it provides a legal and accountable platform for the holding of funds and the development of new initiatives to support the people of Bradninch Parish.


Company documents can be seen here


Bradninch Together Steering Group


Anthony Richards 

CIC Director

Anthony is a Theatre Director and used to making sense of complex situations.  He lives on West End Road.

Email Anthony.


Sophie West

CIC Director

Chair (2023)

Sophie currently finds herself raising a young family and grappling with the legal complexities of the Church of England.  She's interested in food, languages, music and mental health, and enjoys creative strategy and strategic creativity. She lives on Westfield.

Email Sophie.


Sue Eakers

CIC Director 

Secretary (2023)

Sue has significant experience in strategic thinking, through managing previous pandemics.  She lives on Millway.

Email Sue.

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Sally Livsey

CIC Director

Treasurer (2023)

Sally makes art, does accountancy and ponders. She enjoys mixing all these up and lives on Fore Street.

Email Sally.


Kate Beith

CIC Director

Kate worked in Asia for 12 years, is now  an International Child Protection Consultant and lives in Jubilee Road.

Email Kate.

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Jim Porteous

CIC Director

Jim is the newest member of the BradTog team.  He is not a scarecrow, and more information will appear soon.

Email Jim.

We're really grateful to all the volunteers and partners who have been part of the BradTog journey so far.

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