Who's Who?

Jackie Sawdon MBE

Co-Founder & Head of Retail/Charity Advisor

Jackie wears many hats for the charity, being the Head of Retail, Charity Advisor and Co-Founder of The Exodus Project. Jackie tries to visit all the clubs to get to know the children for when they come to stop at Jenny’s Field.
Doing the role she does, Jackie has to be a ‘Jack Of All Trades’ and on many a weekend she has to cook for over 30 hungry children and leaders, do the gardening, cleans the building, as well as day-to-day managing the shops and leading in clubs.
For relaxation, Jackie loves country walks, gardening, reading, watching detective films (especially Agatha Christie), likes many sports and has just recently started running (still at the run a bit, walk a bit stage!).

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 2)
Email: theexodusproject@msn.com

Martin Sawdon MBE

Co-Founder & General Manager

Martin is our General Manager and Co-Founder of the Exodus Project. As well as helping run the clubs in all the venues and leading activity weekends, it’s Martin’s job to get funding in to make it all possible….hence the worry lines!
Martin is keen on pretty much all sports and can still compete with the young ‘uns’, even though he’s approaching his 6th decade! Don’t argue with him about evidence for the existence of God because he’ll win….there’s a challenge!
Martin is a big fan of the Scottish band The Proclaimers, Kate Rusby and Stephen Fry. He plays guitar (badly), piano (even worse) and runs not very long distances these days, to keep fit. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 2)
Email: theexodusproject@msn.com

Jack Dutton

Project Manager

Jack started volunteering for Exodus in October 2010 then began paid employment with The Exodus Project in November 2010 as an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator and then quickly moved up and became one of our Volunteer Coordinators. In 2019 Jack got promoted to Assistant Project Manager, then again in 2024 to Project Manager. He leads clubs in Bank End and Darfield, and manages the day-to-day operations of the charity.

In his spare time Jack enjoys  playing squash, but doesn’t get to play as often any more. Jack has recently taken an interest in gardening, although he still has a lot to learn as some plants still get mistaken for weeds and end up in the compost bin. 

Phone:  01226 718899 (option 2)
Email: jack.exodus@hotmail.com

Latasha Snowdon

Project Leader

Tash started volunteering when she was 14 in Town and Darfield Valley Kidz Klubs, and a few years later started volunteering at Rock Solid clubs too.

A former service user, Tash was first employed here at Exodus as an Apprentice Asst. Project Worker. She now leads clubs in Town, Cudworth, South Hiendley and Brierley, Tash also spends time in the office preparing the following weeks programmes and planning camps. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 2)
Email: latasha.exodus@hotmail.com

Phil Charlesworth

Charity Shop Manager

Phil is the Shop Manager for our newest charity shop in Barnsley Town Centre. Phil works full time with our volunteers and staff making sure the town shop is fully stocked and able to keep raising money to help towards the work we do with children and young people.

Phil started with us in March 2022 and has been a great asset to the team, building relationships with customers and increasing sales in the shop. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 1)
Email: phil.exodus@hotmail.com

 

Tom Peel 

Assistant Shop Manager (Cudworth)

Tom is the Assistant Shop Manager for our oldest shop in Cudworth. He work alongside our volunteers ensuring we keep making enough money to help towards the activities we do with the children and young people. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 1)

Sam Taylor

Project Worker / Assistant Shop Manager (Town)

Sam started as a volunteer at The Exodus Project; volunteering in clubs and even helping prepare equipment and materials for clubs themselves. This work did not go unappreciated and Sam was employed to do those roles as part of an apprenticeship, assisting in various clubs. Once Sam had finished her apprenticeship with us she stayed on as an Assistant Project Worker and continued her hard work in Worsbrough Common, Darfield and Town clubs. 

Sam has two roles within the Charity, her second role is working in our Town Centre Charity shop – alongside Phil. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 1)

Jessica Garside

Project Worker

Jess started as a volunteer with us in November 2017, and over the years has given many hours to our charity helping in clubs, shops, camps and other events. 

Jess began paid employment with us in November 2022 and works alongside volunteers and other staff members in our Town, South Hiendley, Cudworth and Brierley clubs. Along with working in our clubs and on camps, Jess is in charge of bookings for our venues ensuring we generate income from them to help fund the work we do with children and young people. 

Phone: 01226 718899 (option 3) 

Email: projectworker.exodus@gmail.com

James Winpenny

Support Worker

James started with us in January 2021, along with Joe and Balthazar he has played an important part in ensuring our deliveries and collections for the charity shop have been done in a safe and efficient manner. James used to be a trustee for Exodus helping guide us in the right decisions. 

Balthazar Ceren Vasquez

Support Worker

Balthazar started with us as a volunteer, helping in our charity shop. In April 2022 we were able to give Balthazar paid employment with the charity. His regular week involves helping James and Joe on the van collecting and delivering furniture. He also continues to spend an afternoon in the shop repairing and preparing furniture for sale.

 

Danielle

Danielle Holmes

Support Worker

Danielle first came to Exodus in 2019, when she became a volunteer with us. Over the years Danielle volunteered her time to help at camps, clubs and in our shops.

In April 2022, Danielle gained paid employment with Exodus as a Support Worker. She continues to help in clubs, shops, on camps and at community engagement events.

Danielle has a keen interest in football and played for a team in her younger years. She still manages to find her way to a football on camps and take on the children. When she’s not at work, Danielle enjoys taking her dog for a walk around the countryside of Barnsley and going to music concerts. You’ll likely bump into Danielle when she’s out shopping with her friends or family! When she finds any spare time, Danielle loves binge watching Stranger Things 

 

Michelle

Michelle Reading

Support Worker

Michelle works across all three of our sites, ensuring that they are kept clean and tidy for all our customers and service users. As a support working in our shops, Michelle is helping raise vital funds to help keep the work we do in clubs and on camps going. 

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Bev Smith

Support Worker

Bev works alongside colleagues in our Town Shop. As a Support Worker in our shop, Bev is helping raise vital funds to help keep the work we do in clubs and on camps going. 

Bev started with Exodus on November 2023

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Jayne Field

Support Worker

Jayne works alongside colleagues in our Cudworth shop. As a Support Worker in our shops, Jayne is helping raise vital funds to help keep the work we do in clubs and on camps going. 

Jayne Started with us in November 2023 

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Jospeh Hurd

Van Driver / Support Worker

Joe works with Balthazar to collect and deliver items from our shops. Along with this, Joe supports our retail operations by covering in the shops. 

Joe started working with us in April 2024

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Lisa Branagan

Support Worker

Lisa works alongside colleagues in both our Shops. As a Support Worker in our shop, Lisa is helping raise vital funds to help keep the work we do in clubs and on camps going. 

Lisa started with us in November 2023