Meet our People
Margaret Jefferies, Chair
The work that Margaret does is based on skills and experience gathered over many years. Margaret is a graduate in geography, music, education for ministry and teaching. She has raised a family of five and has seven grandchildren. Margaret is also a board member of Living Economies Educational Trust. She is a team member of the Leadership in Communities (LinC) programme.
Margaret introduced the concept of TimeBanking to New Zealand. Currently she is very involved in developing a social enterprise in collaboration for four other third sector organisations to extend the work of Project Lyttelton.
Margaret sees an important part of her role is holding a stake in the ground around values. Margaret has the ability to see emerging patterns and explore positive solutions; seeing global trends and working on solutions at a local level.
Margaret is a speaker, mentor, facilitator, networker and a co-creator of magic!
Wendy Everingham, Treasurer
Sue-Ellen Sandilands, Administrator, Lyttelton Community Garden
Jacqueline Newbound, Grow Harbour Kids/Lyttelton Community Garden
Claire Coates, Events Co-Ordinator & Lyttelton Recreation Centre Activator
Claire is heavily involved with Lyttelton Primary School and is one of the organisers of the Peninsula Art Auction bi-annual fundraising event. Claire is passionate about community and arts.
Frances Willems, Co-Manager, The Garage Sale
Holly Cunningham, Lyttelton Recreation Centre Activator
Valda Smith, Garage Sale Co-ordinator
Teresa Cameron, Garage Sale Co-ordinator
Kerry Donnelly, Lyttelton Farmers Market Administrator and Site Co-ordinator
Wi Peepe, The Garage Sale
Juliet Adams, LIFT Library
After teaching in various countries, Juliet returned to New Zealand and settled in Lyttelton in 2007, to rejoin her children and become a grandmother. Her fulltime work in her daughter’s business came to an end with the earthquakes, and her focus changed, more towards community; joining Timebank and other groups brought many new friendships and developed wider interests. Her intellectual background helped her to contribute in various ways, the biggest being the founding of the LIFT Library, with the support of Project Lyttelton and Living Economies. The library is based in her home, where members may visit and browse the shelves, which keep on filling up with generous donations of books, magazines and DVDs. Stocks are also displayed at the Saturday Market and at regular film evenings on the library’s topics. Reading the materials in the library has led her to promote sustainability, citizens’ welfare, healthy attitudes and lifestyles, and changing the focus on money. Juliet is happier than ever, as a volunteer for Project Lyttelton and in various related groups.