Judith Hermite


I was born a Londoner in the East End and later graduated to being an ‘Essex Girl’. Most of my working life has been in the world of Reinsurance where I’ve indulged my love of figures and enjoyed the buzz of working in the City of London.

Looking for some open space we moved to Hadleigh in 2013 and I quickly realised that commuting was no longer for me so decided to join Keith, my other half, in retirement. I now do all those things I used to ‘fit in’ around working.

Always on the lookout for a new challenge I’m now doing the numbers for the Porch Project which gives me a regular figure fix. 

 Jess Janas
Secretary to Trustees 


Born in London I have lived in Hadleigh for nearly 30 years. Since 2007 I have worked at Hintlesham Hall leading historical tours, dealing with all HR administration and acting as PA to the General Manager: originally full time, now part time.

I was a Town Councillor on Hadleigh Town Council for Hadleigh North for six years (2009 – 2015), and a member of all its committees. I now help out regularly and happily at St Mary’s church and eight other organisations and charities within Hadleigh which keeps me constantly busy.

My husband Andrew, of Janas Joinery, performs miracles with wood and many other materials. Our home is a testament to his brilliance. What spare time I have is eaten up with gardening, cooking, going to the theatre, travelling, reading and maintaining our home. I also love brain-training games and quizzes.

What's new

Events - Posted 29/08/2018 09:32

We have a Vacancy - It's your chance to join the Team.

The Porch Project is a well-established Youth Charity providing services & support to young people aged 11 to 20 in Hadleigh, Great Cornard & surrounding areas.

We are growing and expanding our services so need another Youth Worker to join the team.

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Events - Posted 17/07/2018 14:43

Summer Celebration & AGM

Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.

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Events - Posted 06/06/2018 11:02

Horizons Session 6

Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.

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Funding + Support - Posted 22/05/2018 13:57

Ladies at Jim Lawrence raise money for the Project

A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.

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Funding + Support - Posted 15/05/2018 21:24

Grant from Gotelee Solicitors

A big thank you to Gotelee Solicitors for the £3,000 grant being the 2nd year of a 3 year award to part sponsor the salary of a femail youth worker.

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