The PAB is run by volunteers and three part time paid members of staff. Our office is open from 9 am to 2 pm Tuesday to Friday. Angela Meadows manages our office in Westgate along with Donna Walker our Volunteer Coordinator and Jacqui Hookham our Activities Coordinator.
Angela Meadows – Office Administrator
Coming from a marketing background, Angela joined PAB in 2019 to manage the office, answer any queries or requests and to support our service users and valued members.
Donna Walker – Volunteer Co-ordinator
Donna joined PAB in 2019 to support and organise our wonderful volunteers.
Jacqui Hookham – Activities Coordinator
I am Peterborough born and bred and joined PAB after working for Blind Veterans UK, following 3 years working at The Sue Ryder Hospice in Thorpe Hall. My background includes being a volunteer coordinator, organising a Befriending service, events and activities both for volunteers and members. I hope to work closely with everybody at PAB creating new opportunities for us all to get involved with.
We have a board of trustees that is made up of 9 members. They meet every two months to ensure that the organisation effectively pursues its mission and remains viable. The Executive Board play a vital role in the running of PAB from organising fundraising events to representing members interests in local matters. Their time is spent purely on a voluntary basis and is vital to the operation of the Charity.
Sylvie Wheeler – Chair
After working in the catering industry for over 15 years, Sylvie retired in 2001 due to her deteriorating eye sight, as a result of developing Uveitis at the age of 16. She enjoys walks in the Lake District and listening to music. After tirelessly helping PAB with fundraising, Sylvie joined the committee in 2015 and accepted the role of chairperson in 2016.
Norma has spent more than 30 years volunteering for various charities and community associations, especially after retiring from Cambridge Council where she was an Education Manager. As well as being a Governor in Gladstone Primary School, Norma has served on the PAB committee since 2011, and was elected Vice Chair in January 2014.
Mandy worked for the RNIB for 19 years, producing their information in several different formats. As PAB’s honorary secretary, Mandy helps organise the committee meetings, records the PAB’s audio newsletter and works closely with the Office Manager. Due to the long term effects of diabetes, Mandy is now registered partially sighted.
John Martin – Treasurer
John took over the role as PAB Treasurer in 2016 and is responsible for keeping the PAB financial affairs in order with assistance from the team. He ended a career in Engineering and Logistics Management in order to spend times on his passions of football, writing and travel. He found PAB through a poster in his local surgery.
Tony has been a PAB member for over 30 years, having been born with a rare sight condition called Nystagmus, but that has not stopped him from having a successful career as a support worker for people with learning difficulties. Now semi retired, Tony also helps out at our events.