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Meet the Team

Meet the team that runs Think Ahead.
Did you know?

An increase of 5g of salt a day is associated with a 23% increased risk of stroke.


Carol Sankey – Executive Manager / Company Secretary


Carol joined the team in 2006 and is the driving force behind Think Ahead and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of all Group activities including the “Living with Stroke” programme. She works closely with the Trustees on all Charity matters including the future development of the Group

She also liaises with Public Sector Agencies and other Voluntary and Community Sector Groups.

Her role also includes the recruitment and management of volunteers.


Linda Monaghan – Support Administrator


Linda joined the team in February 2008, initially as a volunteer worker, then took up a part time post in September 2008 and a full time post in April 2010.

Her main duties are to provide Administrative support for the Group including the “Living with Stroke” Programme, collating all Group information, producing monthly reports and providing monitoring stats for Management. Updating the General Group database and the database for the “Living with Stroke” Programme. Liaising with Peer Supporters and arranging visits etc, offering “Welfare” Support to all Group Members. Attending General promotional and Raising Awareness Events.


Lin – Activities Co-ordinator


Lin is our Activities Co-ordinator

Mary Williams

Mary Williams – Admin Assistant


Mary began helping at the general meetings serving tea and coffee and with the card making group. In September Carol, the Executive Manager of the charity, asked Mary if she would like to help in the office doing general administrative duties. Mary started doing 2 mornings a week and continued helping at the general meetings and card making. In April 2015 she was offered a part time post as Admin Assistant at the Stroke Information Centre.

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