The charity is governed by a group of trustees:

Andrew Mowlah- Chair

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I first heard about Time Out Group in 2012 through my then girlfriend who told me her brother was a member. Seeing the difference the group makes to the lives of adults with learning disabilities inspired me to get involved, first of all, in helping to develop a new website. I then helped to develop a business plan using my background in strategic development and have recently been appointed as Chair. Having lived in Wilmslow all my life it feels great to work with a dedicated bunch of members, volunteers and trustees and to be part of a local grass roots charity. Oh and by the way, if you were wondering, my then girlfriend is now my wife!

Megan Duncan- Treasurer

I am married and live in Macclesfield. I am currently a solicitor and I work at Chafes solicitors. I became involved with Time Out Group when the group first formed. I have been a volunteer at the group ever since. In 2007 I assisted the group to set themselves up as a charity and was a trustee for 2 years. I have assisted the group over the years in arranging fundraising events to raise much needed donations. I took a year out to concentrate on my career however I realised I missed the group and so decided to become as a Trustee once again.

Sue  Mills – Vice Chair

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I set up Time Out Group in 2001, after running an Occupational Therapy life skills session for local adults with learning disabilities. I managed the group until 2011, and am now a trustee, and responsible for the supervision of the Manager. My aim has always been to give everyone a chance to take part in , and learn ordinary social and leisure activities in a safe and relaxed way. As ever the main aim is to support the group members to be as involved as possible in running the group and to have fun. I love art and craft, gardening and walking and most of all socialising. I have a very understanding husband, who lets me get so involved with Time Out Group. Recently I became a Granny, and can’t believe what fun that is.

Mandi Sproston

I have worked teaching and supporting adults with Learning Disabilities since 1991. I became involved with Time Out Group after attending their second spring ball in April 2008 as a volunteer initially and then in September of the same year I became a trustee.

I work with individual group members creating Person Centred Profiles enabling them to express how best each person/member wishes to be supported by staff and volunteers.

In my spare time you can probably catch me at the Manchester Evening News Arena watching a concert – mainly soul artists, eating chocolate, reading autobiographies, travelling, going to the theatre for a “who dun it” or at home listening to good old Cliff Richard CDs. 

Gill Morgan

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I am a retired dentist, and I am enjoying my not so free time being a mum and a grandma.  Our 4 children have all left home (in theory)!  This gives us a little time to enjoy walking our dog, Georgie, and going to the theatre and cinema.

Our elder son David is a founder member of TOG, and this has become the pivot of his social life.  He is extremely independent, and I am banned from TOG meetings in case I cramp his style!  Being a trustee, and treasurer, is one way I can help this exciting and excellent group.  

 

 

Robert Barltrop

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I joined Time Out Group as a Trustee in the winter of 2014 after a stint as stand in administrator whilst Lindsay was on her travels and subsequently have inherited the Treasurer role from Megan.  I’m very much looking forward to helping develop and grow the Group as part of the Trustee team in this exciting period of change for us.  Outside of TOG I’m an airline pilot based at Manchester, I live in Wilmslow with Marina, one of our volunteers, and our fluffy jack russell.

 

Matt Tamcken

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I have been Volunteering with TOG for over 5 years and have now made the step to become a Trustee.  I am an Optical Consultant, having retired from the Forces in March 2015.

I am a passionate Tottenham Hotspur Supporter and enjoy the banter it brings with some of the Time Out Group members.  I am also a social golfer with a handicap of 18.  I live in Macclesfield with my Partner Mandi, who is also a Trustee.

I feel privileged to be offered the opportunity to help this amazing group and I am committed in both supporting and promoting the independence of our group members.