Meet The Team

Katrina Kieffer-Wells

Katrina Kieffer-Wells

Kat started to collect donations of clothing, sleeping bags, tents and food and along with her husband Matt, drove with their small children over to France and into the Calais ‘Jungle’. She continues to take the lead the whilst juggling home life, running her own award-winning garden design business and being a Mum to her two boys.

Julie Bassett

Julie Bassett

Julie has been a close friend of Kat’s for many years and lives in the next road in the same town ! She is Mum to 3 young boys, is an Esol Teacher and a Florist. She fills her garage with donations, undertakes Marathons for us and is exceptional at running Raffles to raise donations and at our Fundraising Events!

Liz Morgan

Liz Morgan

Liz used to work with Kat at a London Design Agency in London when she organised Events and Exhibitions. After a quick chat one afternoon, Liz found herself part of the team and is now responsible for the ‘back room’ stuff and the general day to day running of the Charity.

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

Ian is a multi-awardwinning Jazz Musician, Vocalist, radio presenter and a long-term supporter of refugees. He is also a much-loved Ambassador for SBS and he has been the reason we have raised so much awareness and much needed monies over the years at our unique Fundraisers.

Dr Ann Mitchell (Hon of Arts UEL, Lifetime Achievement Award, Actor, Activist)

Dr Ann Mitchell (Hon of Arts UEL, Lifetime Achievement Award, Actor, Activist)

"Until we, as white privileged men and women, stand with others whose lives have been scarred by war, famine, oppression and whose dream for a decent future has been smashed, the loving and equal world we all crave will be a long time coming."

Tanita Tikaram (Singer & Songwriter)

Tanita Tikaram (Singer & Songwriter)

I'm proud to support this small & dynamic grass-roots charity . I've seen how essential the work they do is in providing humanitarian aid to refugee communities who are largely ignored by government & in the most desperate situation . And I know that every penny that you donate to them goes directly to those in need . They also organise the best fund-raising concerts & hopefully I will see you at one!

James Mayhew (Author & Illustrator)

James Mayhew (Author & Illustrator)

I'm so happy to support this wonderful cause, which does so much to support those people, often frightened, abandoned, without a home, perhaps even without hope, who need our help the most. I will always stand side by side with those who fight for equality, justice, inclusivity, diversity and kindness.

Natacha Horn (Artist & Filmmaker)

Natacha Horn (Artist & Filmmaker)

After I visited the Jungle in Calais with Liz and Katrina, I understood how important the support and solidarity that Side By Side gives to the refugee community is. They continue to help by providing food, warm clothing and other essential humanitarian aid to a community that is sadly too often forgotten. By supporting Side By Side you really do make a difference to those most in need.