Helen Dorney / Chair of Sandbach Partnership

Helen has lived in Sandbach since 2014 choosing to settle with her family drawn by its vibrant market town.  In her professional life Helen has worked in project management for over 25 years and is responsible for delivery assurance of a large engineering consultancy in a heavily regulated sector. Helen joined Sandbach Partnership to secure it’s ongoing existence able to see real value in bringing funds into the community to support our amazing market town.
Vice Chair

Nicola Kapusniak / Vice Chair

Nicola is keen to give back and get involved in community activity having been a Sandbach resident since 1998.   With expertise in project management and funding regimes Nicola was also previously director of Cheshire Rural Recovery Programme the 2000s, and currently works in community funding in central government
Vice Chair

Anne-Marie Robinson / Vice Chair

Anne-Marie has only been a resident of Sandbach since 2021 after choosing to settle in the area with her young family. With a professional background in communications, events and social impact, Anne-Marie joined the Partnership to increase collaboration across members and promote youth initiatives.

Peter Darby / Treasurer

A Sandbach resident since 2019, Peter has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 5 years, manufacturing Flu vaccines; Asthma, Cancer and Anxiety treatments. Peter joined the Partnership to boost the livelihood of Sandbach residents and local businesses, keeping it clean and safe so that as Sandbach we can continue to thrive.
Cllr Laura Crane

Cllr Laura Crane / Cheshire East Council Representative

Cheshire East Councillor Sandbach Sandbach Town Council Member Member – Ettiley Heath playing fields association & Friends of Wheelock school Having been involved in various charity and community organisations during my time in Sandbach my experience of running, and being involved in, events and many fundraising activities across the town lends itself to my involvement with the Partnership. As the assigned representative from Cheshire East Council I will also work to ensure that the collaboration between our organisations is an advantage to Sandbach as a whole.  
Cllr Donal Hegarty

Cllr Donal Hegarty / Sandbach Town Council Representative

Donal retired to Sandbach in 2016, after 25 years working in Mental Health Services in a number of local authorities across the country. He has been a Town Councillor in Sandbach for 4 years and also sits on the committee for Dementia Friendly Sandbach. Donal believes that in a financially challenging environment, community engagement is the way forward to ensure that Sandbach is a prosperous town that respects diversity and promotes equality
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