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We’re lucky to have the support of our Trustees who give their time freely to help with the smooth running of the charity. Our Trustees come from different backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience to Stockdales. We’re proud to count on people from business, health and social care and education to help guide us. Take a look below at our Trustee profiles to find out more about them and how they help us.

Why do they do it?

“I’m proud to be Chair of Trustees of a charity that always recognises ability not disability. I’m fortunate to have time to give back to the local community to help support and impact the lives of so many deserving people.”

Nigel Mather, Chair of the Trustees 

Could you make a special difference?

You could be a part of our fantastic Board of Trustees. If you have the skills or life experience that would be valuable to us, then we’d love to hear from you.  If you’d like to find out more, please call us on 0161 973 2296 or send us an email. 

Board of Trustees


Nigel was born in Sale and is a former hotel manager. He brings a wide range of business skills which have proven very valuable to Stockdales, particularly with the organising of fundraising events. Having worked in hospitality for over 25 years, Nigel has access to a wide network of influential and key contacts both locally and nationally.

Nigel Mather Chairman

Robin’s son, Josh, came to live at Stockdales in 2003. He and his family have had a close relationship with the organisation ever since. Robin brings a wealth of skills to the Board, both from his personal involvement and 15 years’ strategic and operational experience as a FTSE 100 Executive Director.

Robin Proctor Trustee and Fundraising Chairman

Steve works for the Innovation Agency, which is part of the NHS, working with commercial and academic partners to discover, develop and deliver innovative healthcare solutions for the NHS. Steve has a clinical background plus more than 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the medical device industry.

Steve Adams Trustee

Tony has had personal and family involvement with Stockdales for over 30 years, and provides considerable sales and marketing expertise gained from his years as a business owner.

Tony Gresty Trustee and Company Secretary

As trustee lead on care, Deborah helps our CEO, Emma Morris with staff mentoring, to develop Community Services and children’s clubs.
She developed her skills as a teacher, manager and governor in a long career with people who have learning disabilities. Deborah is an advisor on Equality Law in the workplace.

Deborah Leigh Trustee and Chair of the Care Committee


Hydro X run for Stockdales

10th May 2024

Tom, Amelia, David, Lloyd, Emma and Mark from Hydro X are running the Manchester Half Marathon in October in aid of Stockdales. 

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Rock Choir at the Trafford Centre

23rd April 2024

At Easter, we were thrilled to host the UK’s favourite contemporary choir for a concert at the Trafford Centre.

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