The charity is governed by a group of trustees:


Megan Duncan

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


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 have worked 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 Arena watching a concert (watching mainly soul artists), I enjoy travelling and going to the theatre for a “who dun it”.


Robert Barltrop

Rob for Tog

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

Matt Tamcken - Picture

I started Volunteering with TOG in 2012 and made the step to become a Trustee in 2015.  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.


Jon Wilkie

I started working with people with learning disabilities in 1996 and qualified as a social worker in 2002. I have seen the benefits that the work of Time Out Group has brought individuals for a number of years and was pleased to take the opportunity to become involved directly in the work of TOG in summer of 2017.
I am a keen cricketer, coaching the junior section at Pott Shrigley CC as well as captaining the 2nd XI and also follow Macclesfield Town Football Club in my spare time.


Marina Wright Muelas

I first became involved with Time Out Group as a volunteer in 2010.  The members, staff and volunteers were extremely welcoming and friendly and they all feel part of my extended family now. I was then asked to come on as a Trustee in 2015. I feel very privileged to be part of this amazing Charity and to see how it, and the members, grow from strength to strength.

I currently work as a Researcher in Analytical Chemistry and Systems Biology at The University of Manchester and live in Wilmslow with Rob, the Treasurer, and our crazy, fluffy Jack Russell, Alaia. In my spare time you will find me either with Time Out Group, plotting Fundraising events for Time Out Group, running around outdoors or going upside down in planes with Rob.