Our team

Everyone in the Reading Mobility Team plays a vital role in enabling people that are blind and partially sighted to get out and about on their own terms. The team is managed by Mark Sanderson.

Support Workers: Anabelle Herbert, Louise Overett, Maxine Roach and Suzanne Carr. Support Team Supervisor is Lauren Lewis. They are happy to take enquiries and are the best port of call if you are unsure who you should contact. They are also responsible for the day to day running of the office.

We have three Community Fundraisers (Robert Macleay, Phillipa Jan and Denise Clark) a Volunteering Consultant (Philippa Hall), a My Guide Service Officer (Kirsty Sanger), a My Guide Volunteering Office (Philippa Walker-Roberts) and a Community Engagement Officer (Joel Young).

Our service delivery team is split into several groups and Andrew Carson is the Service Delivery Manager.

Guide Dog Mobility Instructors (GDMIs)

We have ten GDMIs and one GDMA (Guide Dog Mobility Assistant). They are responsible for the advanced training of dogs, assessing and training of prospective guide dog owners and matching and supporting guide dog partnerships in a specific geographical area. They are: Adrian Purchese, Alison Martyn, Emma King-Fisher, Haley Andrews, Jackie Boyle, Louise Hebdon, Michela Butler, Nicola Martin and Wayne Townley. We also have one GDMA (Guide Dog Mobility Apprentice), Jackie Kent.
Supported by 3 Senior Practitioners - Allison Rowles, Caroline Boyle and Jo Hamer.

Mobility Instructors (MIs)

Our four MIs conduct Mobility Assessments, part of the application process for a guide dog. They also work with blind and partially sighted people who would like a Guide Dog to improve their orientation and mobility skills. Each Mobility Instructor covers a specific geographical area. They are: Dee Beach, Chris Yates, Susie Luff and Fiona Moody.

Children’s Mobility Instructors (CMIs)

CMI Julie Fairey is now Senior Practitioner with trainee CMI Loretta Knibbs and trainee CMI Tori Awbery, deliver mobility training for children and young people and help to provide our other CYP services to help children and young people with sight loss reach their potential.

Dog care and welfare advisor (DCWA)

The dog care and welfare adviser that covers our team is Morven Thomas-Campbell.


Location information

Reading Mobility Team photo outside their Winnersh office

Directions to and from Winnersh Triangle train station for the Reading Mobility Centre.