Thurrock Community Health Champions

If you have a passion for developing strong and healthy communities and are interested in being part of this project please contact us on

Sarah Kimble

“Hi I’m Sarah, I started my career as a Registered Nurse when I was 18 and left in 2010 after 28 happy years.  Since then I have been doing various roles including a Covid-19 vaccinator for NELFT.  I live in Brentwood with my husband Paul, 2 children, Cavapoo Pippa.

“I feel strongly that us all having the Covid19 vaccine will help keep us safe and protect us from virus variants in the future.  I will be working specifically at the area of South Chafford. and will be based at the Beacon Center. It’s going to be challenging I know, however if I can influence a small number it will be a positive impact for me and Thurrock.”

“I love walking the dog with family and friends exploring new parks and beaches, travelling as and when we can, going to music gigs, cosy weekends away, and most of all a simple Sunday roast with the family.”

Susan Tyson

“Hi I’m Sue, during the Covid pandemic I became interested in how we can work together as a community to help support each other to protect our health and wellbeing.

“I applied for the role of a Community Health Champion and was successful! I have been given the area of Tilbury and am really looking forward to getting to know everyone there.

“I live just outside of Thurrock but know some of the area from previous visits. I have two grown up sons and I have previously worked as a hairdresser and beautician and in a dentist and as a support worker in a school so I have great communication skills!”

Kerry Jones

“Hi I’m Kerry, I’ve had some varied jobs but mainly a legal background. I’ve worked for Thurrock Council for 3 years and the past 2 was in TCCA which was formed at the start of lockdown due to covid and then Test and Trace, I loved helping people during this time and wanted to continue doing so. In my Community Health Champion role I’ll be based in Ockendon and East Tilbury.

“I’ve lived in Thurrock for 28 years, I’m a mum of 2 kids, and a nanny! And in my spare time I enjoy attending the theatre and concerts.”