7Corners

More Than Just a Place to Meet

Centre Manager

ANGE SAMPSON

Ange was born in London 1963, brought up in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean and trained as a Psychiatric Nurse in Coney Hill Training Hospital, Gloucester. She travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, including a year on a Kibbutz. Ange undertook a two-year Foundation Course in Biblical Studies, Grace Church, Hereford; and a one-year course at the Leadership Academy, Kings Church, Newport. She is an active member (Soldier) in the Salvation Army and is trained as an Active Listener; Level 3 Child Counselling and Level 3 Christian Counselling. She is also trained as a Restorative Justice Practitioner via Youth Offending Team.

Our Patron

ANDREW TUGGEY

Andrew Tuggey CBE DL is Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent and former High Sheriff. He is Chair of Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund Panel, ScoutsCymru, and Aneurin Bevan UHB Ffrind-i-Mi Advisory Panel. He is a previous Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at Houses of Parliament. He is a former Army Officer.

Our Trustees

CHAIRMAN: PETER NUTTALL MBE, TD, JP

Peter is married with two sons and has lived in Abergavenny for over 50 years. He was a member of the Territorial Army, and also served in the Regular Army in NATO Forces in Bosnia Herzegovina. He retired from the Army as a Lt Col after establishing the Foot & Mouth Operations in the Welsh Assembly. He is an Emergency Specialist, and in this capacity, deploys to natural disasters and war zones around the world for international aid agencies, including UNICEF, FAO, and the Department for International Development, and International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs). He is a member of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, and both Red R Australia and Red R UK, all of which work to help countries during a serious crisis or disaster. Peter is also  Trustee & Secretary of the Magdalene Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1117079), a charitable organisation specifically established to help women and children vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking in developing countries of the world.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: ALISON STROUD

Dr Alison Stroud is the retired Head of Speech and Language Therapy in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and retired Head of Wales Office for Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

She regularly gave advice and evidence to Welsh Government committees across Health and Education and was influential on early language strategies for children and the links between poverty and deprivation.  She championed early prevention measures as well as support for those in youth offending services.

TREASURER: ALAN FREEBURY

 

Alan Freebury MRICS MCIOB. Alan is a retired chartered Quantity Surveyor. Alan moved back to Monmouthshire and settled in Abergavenny after living in a small village (Redlynch) in the New Forest for 36 years where he was a Church Warden for many years. On formation of the Forest & Avon team of six churches he served as Lay Chair of the Team Council and was a member of the Deanery and Diocesan Synods in the Salisbury Diocese

DR HUW MORGAN

   

Dr Huw Morgan is a retired GP and medical missionary. He was in practice in a socially deprived area of inner-city Bristol for over twenty years before working in India, Nepal and Eastern Europe supporting medical education. He moved to Abergavenny in 2011 (having previously lived here from 1977-80 doing post-graduate training).

CAROLINE WOOLLARD

 

A journalist by profession, Caroline has worked for BBC Radio and local newspapers, including as Chief Sub Editor of the South Wales Argus. She is currently Production Manager for Newsquest Group Publishing Services

She is churchwarden for St Mary’s Priory Church, a member of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, and Chair of the Fr Ignatius Memorial Trust. She has one daughter and two granddaughters.

THE REVEREND MICHAEL MARSDEN

 

Michael was ordained in 1982 and has been Lead Chaplain at Nevill Hall Hospital since 2001having previously served in a number of parishes and healthcare settings throughout South Wales. He is involved in nurse training and lectures regularly at the University of South Wales. He has also been a member of the Crime Prevention Panel whilst serving as Rector of Merthyr Tydfil.

He is married with two adult daughters and a Parson Jack Russell called Toby.

THE REVEREND ANDREW WILLIE

 

Andrew Willie is an Anglican priest who retired to Abergavenny and still takes services in the area. In Newport, where he was vicar of St Marks, he served as a Street Pastor and found himself ministering to young people in need. He knows how the work of 7Corners is valued by youngsters and, indeed, adults in the Abergavenny area and for that reason was pleased to be asked to be a trustee of 7Corners.

MARY KENNEDY RGN, BSc, MSc

 

Mary has lived in Abergavenny for the past 33 years and has enjoyed being part of the community which the town provides. She is a retired Registered Nurse and during the last 15 years of her career worked across Aneurin Bevan Health Board. Mary attends St Mary and St Michael’s Church in Llanarth and has two children and four grandchildren.

We have also just welcomed Sandy Greenslade as a new trustee.

Our Chaplain

LIEUTENANT NICK PRYOR

 

Alongside his wife Jenni, Nick leads The Salvation Army in Abergavenny. Nick was born and raised in West Yorkshire and, after studying at Loughborough University, worked as a Caseworker for two Members of Parliament before entering training to be a Salvation Army Officer. Nick also serves on Monmouthshire County Council’s Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).