The people responsible for the operation and well being of the charity and its membership

   Robert Daley

Chair/Director & 50/50 Promoter 

I am 45 and a father of two. Having spent 22 fantastic years in the Royal Air Force, I am now living every young boy's dream as a train driver!

My partner (Ruth) was diagnosed with MS 9 years ago. Although initial diagnosis was horrible, we have learned to make adjustments to the way we live and have carried on living life to the fullest.

Being aware of the great work that MSRTSG Ltd (affectionately known as Wigan Therapy Centre) does, and wanting to help continue its success, I was delighted to take up the position of chairman in December last year. The work carried out here cannot be underestimated. Whether you're in need of physical therapies, support or just tea and toast, the staff here do an incredible job!

We also have a fantastic team of trustees, fundraisers' and helpers. These are the real heroes! Running the centre is not cheap and without this team, we would simply not exist. To that end, if you can help in any way, or even better, join as a trustee, it would be great to have you alongside us!


Wendy Welch

Secretary

Wendy has MS and has been involved with the Centre for some time now.  She is married to Colin.  She stepped into the Secretary's shoes late in 2016. Always keen to help with fundraising and being involved with the organisation of social events, she brings her knowledge of business and contacts to the Charity.

 

  Heather Read

Fundraiser/Event Co-ordinator/ Director

Heather has MS and has been part of the Centre for a number of years. At the Annual General Meeting in December 2015, Heather became one of our Fundraisers.

With her background in business and with a network of contacts, together with her drive to make the Charity a success, she pushes the rest of the team to do the best that they can do.

With an MS Awareness campaign run in Tesco, Asda, Price Bingo and Parbold festivals, as well as a car boot sale and Hoedown - Hog Roast in the summer of 2016 organised these were just the start of the Fundraising Events that Heather has set up.   There is still a lot of fundraising initiatives that can happen.

 

  Jacqui Gibbons

Treasurer/Director

Jacqui comes in to the centre with her sunshine personality, but is the lady that keeps abreast of the Charity's money. Also having a background in business, Jacqui bring hers wealth of knowledge too. As a MS sufferer, along with the other Trustees, she can offer advice for any of your MS enquires.  

 

   Ruth Hart

Trustee/Director & 50/50 Promoter

Ruth has MS and is the partner of Rob our Chair.  She is a driving force within the Charity, doing as much as she can to bring energy into the centre and being involved in any fundraising events and the 50/50.  

 

   Logan Ann Brown

Trustee/Director  

I am 20 years old and I am currently working on an apprenticeship as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant at a school in Atherton.  I began attending the Centre as nothing more than a friend willing to help out. I'm happy to say that being involved with the Centre brings me great joy. I've supported and cared for my mum for at least ten years. Being able to work with the Centre that helps her and so many others, even if it's just to have a good place for a chat is something I intend to continue for a long time.  Eventually I plan to become a teacher and I know that I have a long way to go but my work raising money and assisting with the Charity will always be important to me. 

 

   Sheila Cruikshank

Reflexologist

Sheila was trained at The Scottish School of Reflexology in 1997. Working as a  sessional therapist for MS Mastercentres in Wigan starting in 2001 until its closure in December 2003.  She then took up the challenge of working as a session therapist with MS Regional Therapy & Support Group Ltd in 2004 providing Reflexology, Reiki and Hopi Ear Candle treatment.

 

Nicola Wright

Aromatherapist

Nicola has been working as a sessional therapist for the Charity since Sheila Storey's retirement in 2016, providing Aromatherapy Massage and Tibetan Head Massage.

 

 Jim Fitzpatrick (Charlie)

I was born in Wigan 1941 and educated at St Mary's R.C. Junior School and Thomas Linacre Secondary Technical School.

After leaving school I trained as a diagnostic medical radiographer at Wigan Infirmary and received the Diploma of the Society of Radiographers and State Registration.

Following 10 years working for Wigan and Leigh hospitals I joined a company supplying x-ray film and equipment to hospitals and industry as a specialist imaging manager.

On retirement, I joined my wife Rose in her charity work and was involved in setting up MSRTSG in 2004.


 


 

 

 

 

 

Registered Charity No 1102646  Company No 4811558