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NDADA is made up of a wide group of committed individuals, including trustees, volunteers, the administrative and management team, shop team and more

Sue Wallis, CEO

With a background of 35 years working in the third sector, Sue’s passions are about people reaching their potential despite their individual challenges. The last ten years of her career have focused on working with women and children, advocating and challenging on their behalf. Sue has never lost the potential to be shocked by the challenges that people face in order to overcome the ordeal of domestic violence and abuse and find safer, happier, healthier lives for themselves and their children. For the last nine years, Sue has been leading the team at NDADA and successfully keeping the refuge firmly in the centre of public awareness throughout continued cuts to funding for the sector.

Alessia Sheldon, Retail & Community Fundraising Manager

With 15 years of experience in high-end London retail and design, Alessia arrived in North Devon on a mission to find a new life by the coast, and rewarding work with depth and integrity. Through fundraising fashion events and a little serendipity she was introduced to the work of North Devon Against Domestic Abuse and the RE:STORE charity shops were born – offering aspirational fashion-focused shopping at affordable prices in modern, design-led interiors. More recently, another fresh look at the fashion world in North Devon has seen the opening of RE:LOVE – a dress agency where customers sell high-quality designer items through the shop or website, with the proceeds shared between the customer and the charity.

Alessia attributes the shop’s success to being brave, having hearty ethics, and making work fun for the team of volunteers who support the shops.

The Trustees

We have a fantastic group of trustees on the board who are committed to taking NDADA forward and enabling it to most effectively achieve its goals.

We’d like to thank the following people for their time and energy in supporting NDADA:

Jo Gordon (chair)

Jane Stanley

Irene Hockin

Sue Barber

Melanie Cullen

Jo Morrish

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For information about this, please contact Jane Howe on 01271 321946 or email

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Please make payable to NDADA and send to

PO Box 141, Barnstaple Devon EX32 7YN.

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at re:love

Tax payers can Gift Aid the donation, which will give us an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 donated.