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Meet the Trustees

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Andrew Chandler


Andrew is a solicitor and works as a consultant to advise leading businesses, trade associations and public sector clients on commercial contracts, competition law, distribution and risk.


Andrew was formerly a partner at Eversheds LLP. He is also involved with educational organisations; has held other charity Trustee  positions, is a school governor, and has also held patient representative roles at RCP.

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Mark Lawrence


Mark is the Everyday Active Champion for Tunbridge Wells and The Weald at TWBC, encouraging a more active and healthy lifestyle for the community.


Working in partnership with Wellbeing in the Weald and the One You team at Tunbridge Wells, he leads wellbeing walks every week in Cranbrook. 

Mark is married with two teenage daughters.

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Samantha Polok


Samantha is an experienced administrator and works in the Learning & Engagement Team at Glyndebourne, as well as providing administrative and financial support to the Wellbeing in the Weald team.


Samantha is our first point of contact for all enquiries and can be contacted through our email.

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Peter Simpson

Treasurer & Trustee

Peter is Treasurer for Wellbeing in the Weald. He is a chartered accountant whose most recent role was Financial Director for Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.

He was elected as a Trustee and Treasurer to Wellbeing in the Weald in 2022 and plays an active role in the charity's strategic development plans.

Peter is married and lives in Sissinghurst.

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Laura Wade


Laura's career was as a Marketing & Business Development Manager for Allan & Overy and other law firms in London, specialising in Intellectual Property. After leaving London she ran her own business for 3 years.  

She helps to run projects for WitW including fundraising events and marketing activities. 


Laura is married and lives in Frittenden.



Dr Dineli Charlesworth

Founder & Trustee 

Dineli founded Wellbeing in the Weald in 2019, having recognised a need to help people holistically as well as with medical treatment.

Since 2004 Dineli has been a GP at Orchard End Surgery, Cranbrook in Kent. She specialises in women's health and in particular safeguarding and mental health issues.

She is married with a family and lives just outside Cranbrook.

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Seamus O'Brien


Seamus works for Santander as a Technical Specialist in their IT department. He has been in this role for over four years.  

Before that he worked for a number of companies including HP and Siemens.

He provides IT advice and assistance at Wednesday Drop-ins.

He is married with one daughter and lives in Cranbrook.

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Dr Debbie Jones


Debbie is one of the founders of Wellbeing in the Weald, alongside Dineli, and became a Trustee at its inception as a charity in June 2019. 


Debbie is married to Nye and has three grown up children. She has lived in Cranbrook for 25 years where she is a regular worshipper at St Dunstan’s Church.


She retired from work as a psychiatrist in the NHS in 2018.

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Sue Ireland

Honorary Secretary

Sue is Honorary Secretary for Wellbeing in the Weald. Previously, a Landscape Manager responsible for Parks and Greenspaces. Sue also has experience of small charities. She is now enjoying her jubilation (Spanish for retirement!) including jointly leading the WitW Allotment, Men's Cookery and Drop In. She has been volunteering with WITW since 2019 and lives in Cranbrook with her Cockapoo.

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