If you are interested in helping to provide the strategic direction for the charity, please see the Friends for Leisure role specification for trustees. You can also see the Charity Commission information on being a trustee here.

For more information, either phone the office on 01260 275333 or email

To contact any of the trustees, please use the email address:

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Paul Walker


I became involved with the charity when I attended a sports night run by the charity in my home town of Knutsford. At this event I saw children with varying degrees of disability playing all sorts of sports including bowls, football and table tennis. I thought the event was wonderful and I have been involved with the charity for over 10 years in various capacities ever since. I am a partner in a Manchester law firm and on the North West Committee of the Lord’s Taverners’ charity.

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Charles Booth

I first got involved with Friends for Leisure during my time on Congleton Town Council. The vision resounded with me immediately, having benefitted as a teenager myself from a similar organisation and still being close friends with those I met in my youth group; I can see the value and the power of what they do.

I now work with young people leaving school to become apprentices in the technology and marketing industries as a coach and tutor, as well as to offer pastoral care in their workplace.

Mel Stockdale

I can’t now remember who first told us about Friends for Leisure but we owe them a big thank you for the introduction. Our daughter, then aged nine, was just starting to want to spend some time away from her family and for over a decade she has had the most wonderful time being part of Friends for Leisure. The activities, fun and friendships have been at the centre of her life as they are for so many of our young people, both today and for those in the future.

I worked in theatre and television before having a family. I am now a teaching assistant working in the SEN department of a local secondary school.

Tim Slater

Tim Slater

My involvement with Friends for Leisure began when I saw an advert in 2020 saying they were looking for a trustee. Having met the team, I was very keen to get involved and see how I could help this great charity. It is still early days for me, but I can see what brilliant work is being done – even with the restrictions caused by Covid.

I live in Knutsford with my daughter, cat and dog – and work as a Marketing Manager.

  • I gained many different skills from all the training courses I have been on, like Safeguarding and Austim Awareness

    Roxanne, FFL volunteer
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