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Meet the Team

Maureen - Founder and Co-ordinator

Founder, and voluntary Coordinator of Insights Maureen, is now retired, but just as busy as when she was working. She brings her professional background as a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor to her long held belief that a bereavement listening project for Nantwich and rural areas is a much-needed community service.

Her interests are family history, reading, being with family and friends and ongoing learning.

Carole & Glyn - Supervisors



Carole was delighted to be given the opportunity to use her past experience as a qualified Counsellor and Supervisor to support Insights Listener's in a voluntary supervisory capacity.


Carole's pastimes include yoga, walking, reading and spending time with family and friends

Glyn is retired from counselling, which she did for around 20 years.

Glyn now enjoys walking mainly with her husband and Labrador Dusty.

(Glyn says, "no points for guessing how old I am if you remember Dusty Springfield you’ll know.")

I love to dance and garden, and see friends and family. I recently became a volunteer with Insights and work with our amazing listeners in supervision. 

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John - Voluntary Treasurer

John has a background in finance and with his wife’s ‘persuasion’ agreed to become Insight’s Treasurer.

Now retired, John enjoys volunteering in the community, and wears many hats He has been a Director of Nantwich Food Festival for many years, and on the committee of the Crewe & Nantwich Talking Newspaper. A proud Geordie. He enjoys cricket and football, Is a lifetime supporter of Sunderland FC, and an avid season ticket holder Dabbers’ fan. 

Val and Rachel - Voluntary Joint Chairs

Val was born in Manchester & have lived in Oxford and Kent. As Val says, "Before retiring I was a Human Resource Manager, and qualified as a Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development.

In my later career I was an OU lecturer/ sixth form teacher until retirement in 2015.

 I have a BSc Hons in French and Business Studies.

My interests are obviously Insights, swimming, walking & theatre."

Rachel was born locally and returned to live in the area following university. She has a background in medicine and now volunteers as a listener for Insights, more recently taking on the role of joint chair which she describes as a ‘real privilege’. 

Her free time is spent enjoying outdoor activities and traveling in her campervan with her old english sheepdog - Wallace.

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Rhiannon - Secretary

Rhiannon is a part time Trust Fundraiser at The Wingate Centre in Wrenbury.  She moved to Nantwich in 2019 after spending 23 years in London, working in media.

Rhiannon loves volunteering with Insights, she finds it hugely rewarding, a complete seachange to her old life, where she had no time to 'give back'.

Rhiannon is married to Matt, with two teenage boys, a very energetic springer spaniel and an aloof Cat.  Her passions are cooking & music, ideally both together.

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