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Reaching People

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Reaching People – Meet the Team

Sangeeta Patel

I am the Project Manager for Moneywise Plus and have been in the role since June 2018.  Moneywise Plus recognises that financial and digital skills are essential to dealing with many day to day, and longer term challenges. I work with an expert and committed partnership of organisations and a team of advisers passionate about helping individuals to learn these life and work skills, more confidently deal with the challenges and achieve their goals.

I previously worked in human resources and project management, mainly for international aid agencies in the UK and overseas, until family and Leicester drew me back.

Mobile:  07471 121424

Sarah Richards

I work part time, and have been at Reaching People since October 2016. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and have over 25 years’ experience working in finance, initially for a leading accounting practice and for the last 12 years in business which has included working for a number of charities/not for profit companies.

I believe in Reaching People’s values and consider that working in partnership with other charities brings strengths that can only benefit the voluntary sector.

In my own time, I Chair an Academy Trust which has sponsored a school and leads a Teaching School and I am committed to improving educational standards for all children. When not working I enjoy playing tennis and I’m hoping to complete a Parkrun this year!

Shafinaz Patel

Working with Reaching People since May 2018. My position with Reaching People is a perfect role for me as it varies in workload and is constant. From dealing with contracts (supporting new and existing members), promoting members and the Reaching People organisation, as well as supporting with in house admin, projects temporarily lead on training, and website management. There are so many opportunities and so much to learn and do, and with Reaching People we can all succeed!

Anjana Mistry

I work part-time as an Administrator on the Moneywise Plus project. My main role is to collate the finance evidence for the quarterly claim to the National Lottery.

Josephine Kenny

I work as an Ambassador for the Moneywise Plus project, helping people get back into work in supporting with digital skills.

Mobile number: 07308 143 312

Faiza Jama

I am the Ambassador for Moneywise Plus Project.  To support those who need help getting back into work. 

Mobile number: 07380 666 427

Mary Collier

I joined Reaching People in April 2019, as Project Co-ordinator for Leicester Food Bank Plus. This pilot project, which is provided in partnership with Feeding Britain and Feeding Leicester, enables people in food crisis to have access to information and advice at the food bank they are attending.
I have worked in the information, advice and advocacy field for several years, and am continually inspired by the transformational nature of high quality, timely and accessible information and advice provision. I am very excited to be working on this innovative project and to have this opportunity to work in partnership with local community food projects to empower and support people who are experiencing food poverty.

Mobile number: 07400 670 110

Uzair Sacranie

I have been with Reaching People since August 2019 working as the Audit and Quality Lead on the Moneywise Plus project.

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 year’s experience in the profession. I trained with a top-tier firm of Chartered Accountants and have gained over 8 year’s experience working with Charities and Not-For-Profit organisations.

I am working for Reaching People on a part-time basis and run my own business alongside this providing accountancy services to a variety of clients including Limited companies.

Zarina Yovcheva

Zarina works on the Moneywise Plus project. More details coming soon..

Shim Gooch

I joined Reaching People in August 2020 and I am the Leadership Project Manager. My role as Project Manager is to deliver on the Leading in Leicester and Leicestershire Project which aims to roll out training and network programmes for our community of experienced and future leaders in all aspects of working in the social sector. I am excited to be leading this project as I have a passion for investing and developing people and seeing them flourish when they are given the right tools and support.

 I have over 10 years of management and leadership experience and the best part of my roles has been succession planning, coaching, and implementing efficient ways of working.


Jane Hastings


I work part-time on the Moneywise Plus project as Project Administrator.

My main role is to process referrals and audit client files.


Amina Lunat

Is a member of full time staff working on the Moneywise plus project in administration assistant.


Tara Sarkaria


I have worked in health and social care throughout my work-life, and in the past couple of years grown interest in the administration and management that goes into providing services that empower people. As the Leadership Project Administrator I support the Project Manager with delivery by completing day-to-day administration for the project.


Philippa Rose

I am a Kickstart Administrator for Reaching People, as part of the Kickstart scheme.