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Our Trustees

SWAGS+ has six trustees who meet at least four times a year.  They ensure that the charity is well run,  the accounts are a true representation of the financial matters and to develop ideas for members and their families/carers.


Please contact our Chair-person Terry Stannard-Smith




Terry Stannard-Smith

I am a carer for a stroke survivor and have been for eight years. I am an Ambassador and volunteer for the Stroke Association. I have previously served as a trustee and chairman for a diversity/interfaith charity. I believe that SWAGS+ has achieved great things since coming into being, and feel privileged to be part of its history and its continuing journey.


Vice Chair-person

Elaine Monsen

I am Elaine and recently appointed vice chair. I have much experience as a nurse working with stroke patients in the hospital to become a specialist. Latterly employed by the Stroke Association, for many years I was their communication support co-ordinator for Suffolk. Incidentally I supported the formation of working age stroke groups, which has now become SWAGS+


Marie Dawson

I'm Marie and secretary for SWAGS+, I help facilitate with this group with experience gained as a Stroke Association communication support volunteer. 

I have particular interest in the holistic approaches to post stroke long term recovery; support that encompasses social and mental wellbeing.



Adrian Stannard-Smith

Accounts person who did his training in the NHS, in

St Clements Hospital. 

Adi was involved in variety of accounts and IT, for several private companies.

He had a Stroke in 2013, spent 5 months in hospital. He found that being disabled didn’t stop him volunteering. Adi started with the Stroke Association, became an ambassador, then he joined ‘Songlines’ with Music In Our Bones.

He volunteers with ‘Music in our Bones’, Stroke Association, SWAGS+ and Brecks Stroke Club.

Membership Secretary

Pam Beatty

My name is Pam, I collect and bank the subs for SWAGS+.

I was introduced into SWAGS+ after my partner had a stroke in December 2016, for whom, I am a full time carer. SWAGS+ is like a family, where everyone looks out for each other with the offer of help or assistance if anyone needs it.


Events Co-ordinator

Georgie Lusher

My name is Georgina, I am a fundraiser and event’s organiser for SWAGS +.  I joined SWAGS in 2017, after suffering a stroke.

The group has been my lifeline.
I have a huge interest in stroke and life after stroke and learnt so much from other survivors in the group.
I have always, from a young age, enjoyed fundraising and helping in the community, my passion has always been to help charities and organisations.

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