Meet and Greet Us

Hello again!


In our first blog, we chose to introduce ourselves as an organisation and write about the YMCA as a whole. We told you a bit about our history, a bit about the work we do and also a bit about where our inspiration comes from as a charity.


If you've read our first blog (if you haven't, then why not?) you'll remember that our work and our 'Y' is strongly driven by our belief in every persons uniqueness and potential. So, we decided to focus our second blog on exactly that and let you all get to know some of the amazing and unique individuals that make up the staff team here at YMCA Crewe.


First things first, I will introduce myself- my name is Keeley and I am one of the Social Media Assistants. I decided to ask some of my colleagues some trivia-style questions about themselves in a bid to learn what makes them tick. After all, nothing says more about a person than what type of biscuit they think they would be!


I asked four members of staff the same five questions, and I thought it was only fair that I had a go at answering the questions at the end as well. So grab a nice hot drink, settle in and get ready to get to know us!



Mark- Chief Executive

1) If you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Paella or Haagen-Dazs Strawberry and Cream Ice Cream


2) What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Together In Electric Dreams by Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder


3) Who is your idol? And why?

My Dad because he has watched and always supported my journey working with the YMCA. He knows about working with the YMCA first-hand as his career was 40+ years and his final role was 27 years as a CEO.


4) If you were a biscuit, what biscuit would you be? And why?

Jammy Dodger- because those who don't know me think I'm a bit crunchy on the outside, but those who take the time to get to know me are aware that I have a soft heart


5) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or your funniest joke?

I don't know many jokes and I'm not good at remembering them! But a fact about me is that I lived in a YMCA when I was less than a day old



Rachel- Employability and Engagement Coach

1) If you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Doughnuts!


2) What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Conscious Club by Vulfpeck


3) Who is your idol? And why?

Not an idol, but I am inspired by my best friend


4) If you were a biscuit, what biscuit would you be? And why?

An oat biscuit with cinnamon- because I'm healthy and have some hidden flavours!


5) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or your funniest joke?

I make an amazing mars bar crispy cake




Josh- GLOscape Co-Ordinator

1) If you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Lindt extra creamy milk chocolate or Spaghetti al Pomodoro (with a glass of red wine, of course)


2) What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Nine by Sleeping at Last


3) Who is your idol? And why?

I don't have any idols as such, but my thinking and living have been heavily influenced by Rob Bell and C.S. Lewis over the years


4) If you were a biscuit, what biscuit would you be? And why?

A hot chocolate chip cookie with a melted chocolate core- because I am a warm person who is always full of chocolate!


5) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or your funniest joke?

I have written songs that have been used in a variety of places, like a documentary about Slash (from Guns'n'Roses) and also as the anthem for an LGBTQ+ conference


Tracey- Children and Families Team Leader

1) If you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pancakes


2) What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

All You Need Is Love by the Beatles


3) Who is your idol? And why?

God because he is always there for us all


4) If you were a biscuit, what biscuit would you be? And why?

A chocolate Hobnob- they are my favourite, so why not be one?!


5) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or your funniest joke?

I'll leave this one to everyone else :)


Keeley- Social Media Assistant

1) If you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Either chicken tikka masala (but only from Raj Takeaway in Madeley- if you don't know then get to know!) or gluten-free cheesecake


2) What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Vienna by Billy Joel


3) Who is your idol? And why?

I don't really have an idol as such, but I find strong and driven women such as the Kardashians to be inspiring. Love them or hate them, they've built a successful business empire out of a family name. Kim has also recently begun a law degree and has been working on prison reforms in America and has also been helping to get wrongly convicted people released- something that I am very passionate about!


4) If you were a biscuit, what biscuit would you be? And why?

A chocolate caramel digestive- they're classic and reliable but they have a fun side. Also, everyone loves a chocolate caramel digestive!


5) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or your funniest joke?

I have failed my driving test 8 times- can't decide if that's an interesting fact or a joke at this point!





So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about us- we certainly enjoyed picking our brains to come up with the answers (or I did, at least). Don't forget to subscribe to us so that you never miss out on a new post.


We look forward to seeing you here again next time!