Sue Gannon – Director and Secretary
Sue studied Cultural Studies in Sheffield and worked at the Charities Board before going into nursing. She currently works as a Rapid Response Nurse for Marie Curie visiting people in their own homes.
U Retreat was founded following a family bereavement, as a place for people to visit when they are overwhelmed and need to recharge, recognising that life can be challenging at times. Hence our motto ‘Feel like you again’.
Mandy Allen – Director
Mandy studied Human Communication and Language Science in Leeds and worked for a local awarding body for Deaf Communications qualifications for 17 years.
She now works as a registered Level 3 Lipspeaker and has a Level 4 qualification in British sign Language.
Chantelle Forster – Director
Chantelle works as a full time MacMillan Nurse and nurse prescriber.
She has a keen interest in alternative and complimentary therapies and has a Level 2 Reiki qualification.
Roz Ritson – Treasurer
Roz worked as a Director of Finance for a local charity where she also implemented new policies and procedures before retiring.
She is a qualified holistic therapist and practises Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology
Joan Cook – Events Support Worker
Joan has worked in the care sector for many years both in learning disabilities and palliative care.
She is a qualified Reiki and Reflexology therapist and personally practices Yoga and meditation.