John Kemp – Chairman of the Trustees
John attended the first UK workshop in 1992 and has been involved ever since. He was one of the original trustees and is currently chair of the charity.
He has for many years co-ordinated the Lee Abbey weekend workshops and continues to support and encourage other groups across the country.
Peter Allen – Trustee
Peter attended the workshop at Fleet in 1994 and has been involved with workshops initially in his local areas and then residential weekends. He became a trustee in 1996 and has a special interest in starting groups in new areas and encouraging existing groups to keep running successfully. He is also keen to promote the many benefits of the workshop for anyone who needs emotional support whether in the early days or some time afterwards.
He now runs residential weekend workshops at The Harnhill Centre in the Cotswolds and at Scargill House in North Yorkshire and has been a regular member of the team at the Lee Abbey residential weekend.
Robbie Green – Trustee & Treasurer
Robbie attended a workshop in Reading in 1999 which was a revelation to her, it turned her life around, and made her feel a valued member of society again. She subsequently made teas and then helped in an admin capacity at the next couple of workshops.
The late and sadly missed Keith Herrington invited her to become Treasurer for DRW, She started in this role at the beginning of 2001, and then became a Trustee in 2012.
DRW Norwich was established in 2012 after the local Norwich Co-ordinator, Michele, who was struggling to come to terms with a separation and divorce, attended a weekend residential workshop at Lee Abbey in North Devon. There were at that time, none available in the East of England.
Michele now runs the local workshop in Norwich and also the Belsey Bridge Residential Course with John each year.
Michele is a qualified nurse in mental health care and brings to DRW a wealth of experience to help those needing to refocus after a traumatic time in their life, helping participants attending a DRW course to ‘Grow’ through it, not go through it!
Graham Carter – Media & Support
Graham first became involved with DRW after the breakup of a long-term marriage in 2006. Coming from a media background, Graham is involved in radio and has been interviewed by the BBC and others about the work of DRW, he is also a Producer and Broadcaster in his own right and offers advice to Groups facing the media.
Graham trained as a workshop facilitator too, and joins Peter at Harnhill House for the residential course in the beautiful Cotswolds bringing some fun to the weekend with Michael Miles fast and furious game Take your Pick from the 50s where answering ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ gets you dinged out by the bell.
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