Meet the


Meet the Team

Our 100+ volunteers are the heart of Littlemore.
Our diverse volunteer team provides operational support.

Adrienne Godfrey

Piki ake i te maunga rangatira a Tongariro
Kite i ngā whakarei o te waka Te Arawa
Kī rawa ngā tangata ko Te Heuheu
Nō te iwi Ngāti Tūwharetoa
E rere ana te moana mārino a Taupo nui a Tia
Ki te whenua kura o ngā tīpuna e tū ai te marae o Kauriki
Te whakaruruhau o te hapū ko Hinemihi
Ko Adrienne Godfrey ahau

Adrienne has diverse experience across industries such as hospitality, manufacturing and fitness.

With children educated through Māori medium within rumaki reo, her background also includes Kaiarahi i Te Reo Māori. She has vast knowledge and experience working with Māori children and families.

She has first-hand experience of being in a tough situation where she didn’t have the things needed for her baby. Thankfully, they had the support of an awesome village that gifted them with the things they needed.

Adrienne and her family chose Littlemore as their charity of choice so that they can be a part of someone else’s village. Through volunteering, they are honoured to help other babies and families in need.

Melody Mobsby

Melody has senior-level leadership experience across private and not-for-profit sectors and is currently the General Manager of Auckland Foundation – a community foundation working to ensure all Tāmaki Makaurau communities are supported to thrive. Melody is also Chair of the Kindness Collective.

She is enthusiastic about working with organisations that work sustainably and collaboratively across sectors to support long-term multi-faceted solutions for our communities.

Vanessa Loughlin

Vanessa has worked as a social worker for twenty years. For the past ten years, she has been a supervisor supporting social workers to ensure the wellbeing of tamariki within their whanau.

Vanessa is passionate about the safety and wellbeing of tamariki and is pleased to be part of, and support a team of people with the same vision. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandsons.

Ethan Gilbert

Ethan is an Area Manager for Storage King NZ and was formerly the Manager of both Takapuna and Grey Lynn sites. He has an extensive retail background working across different sectors over the past 10 years.

Since 2021, Ethan has supported site-based operations for Littlemore. He is extremely grateful to play a part in a charity that changes lives every day. He is a proud father and enjoys watching his daughter’s sports games.

Sarah Guy

Sarah has worked in the charitable space for over 20 years. With a focus on youth matters, her background includes youth service delivery, coordination of programmes and staff and managerial positions. Currently, she is a Legal Educator for youth rights at YouthLaw Aotearoa, working across the motu.

Sarah is motivated by the strength and ability of local communities everyday heroes. She is privileged to be part of real and inspiring conversations to better outcomes for our rangitahi.

Sarb Lester

Sarb has more than 20 years experience working across not-for-profit and local and central government sectors. She has built and managed large teams of volunteers and developed a range of community services.

Her background includes social and emergency housing, provision of community information and social services, funding, community/ migrant/business engagement and advice.

Sarb is passionate about making a meaningful difference to the whānau Littlemore supports. She is a proud mother of two children.