Janice Ostler

An Essex girl born and bred, Janice drifted through education ending up with a degree in Politics and International Studies from Southampton University. She then travelled for a while in both America and Europe, supporting herself by waitressing and chambermaiding en route. On return, she continued her ‘bohemian’ phase by...

Beverley Philpott

From an early age Bev had a passion for nature and the outdoor life, and she has always been a keen gardener with a particular interest in natural beekeeping. Bev moved to West Sussex and, during a foray for organic veg, came upon Tuppenny Barn, and immediately asked if she...

Lettie Stratton

Lettie came to Tuppenny Barn from Idaho, USA with a background in organic farming, writing, and marketing/communications. She arrived one week before lockdown began and has stayed busy with a variety of garden, office, and shop tasks. When not at TB, Lettie likes to walk, cycle, play music, and enjoy...

Anna Webb

Anna joined Tuppenny Barn in 2020 having worked and volunteered in a number of roles across the voluntary sector, predominantly with organisations supporting children and young people. Through her work, both in the UK and internationally, she has developed a particular interest in youth work and social justice, and is...

Kate McNicol

Kate worked as a GP in the Portsmouth area for 18 years before retiring in 2018. Kate was a gardening volunteer at Tuppenny Barn in 2019 and took up the fundraising role in March 2020.

Julia Hankers

Julia is a lawyer and qualified as a barrister while working in the magistrates courts service (now part of the wider civil service).  Julia was a legal adviser in the court in Portsmouth and then moved to Bedfordshire where she became Deputy Justices Clerk and stayed there until 2017.  After...

Laura Jackson