Contact Us

Lynda Hesketh – BEM
(British Empire Medal awarded 2016)

Founder / Chairperson
Marketing / Fund Raising / Events Organiser /
Website Administrator

Phone: 01244 678809 / 07828 571952

Hi I’m LyndaI am a volunteer and founder member of Chester Adult Phab Social Club since its formation in the late 1980’s. I have been an active Committee member since the Club was formed. I undertake many roles on the committee from PR/Fund Raising/Events Co-ordinator/Club Website Administrator and since July 2010, Chairperson.  In my spare time I enjoy pop concerts, theatre, cinema and have a passion for my garden. Due to health problems I no longer work but my working background was administration and clerical. 

Kate Handley

Fundraising Assistant

Hi I’m Kate

I am a volunteer and a member of Chester Adult Phab since the year 2000. I actively undertake many roles within the organisation including assisting Lynda (Chair).  I am employed full-time as a paid PA/Carer.  My interests include music, film, theatre and TV.

Janette Marsland

Members Representative/Secretary

Hi I’m Janette

I am a volunteer with Chester Adult Phab Social Club, I assist during the social evenings (by informing members of forthcoming events) plus many other duties.  In addition to this; I’m kept busy with full time work in Occupational Therapy and have successfully completed a university degree in Occupational therapy. Any free time I have I like to spend with my husband and our two lovely boys (Jack & Matt). 


Clare Tushingham

Co-opted Member

Hi I’m Clare

I have been a member of Phab since I was 13 years old.  My hobbies include dining out, TV, cinema and clothes shopping. 

Sarah Jones


Hi I’m Sarah

I have worked in an accounts role for over 23 years and have attained my AAT (Associated Accountant Technician). Finance is a role I enjoy and currently manage the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce Accounts. I have been Treasurer for Chester Adult Phab social club for over six years now and it has been a pleasure and a honour. I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful teenage boys Sam and Joe who keep me very busy. In my spare time I have a passion for salsa dancing and going to watch live bands and theatre. 

Syed Salman Gilani

Marketing Assistant / Webdesigner

Hi I’m Salman

I have been a volunteer of Chester Adult Phab Club for the last 4 years.  My wife is employed as a PA/Carer for a trustee of the organisation, hence my involvement.  Even though I lived in Pakistan my excellent computer skills were soon put to good use and I have undertaken many clerical roles during my time with the group. My first challenge as a Website Designer was to provide the organisation with a new look website, within weeks of arriving in the country I assisted Chester Phab Club to launch a new compacted and easy to navigate website.  I still update this website today.


Phab' s aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community