Upbeat - Heart Support In West Suffolk

Charity No 1087415
Upbeat Is Affiliated To The British Heart Foundation and Arrhythmia Alliance The Heart Rhythm Charity.

Sylvia Baker

(Committee Member, Chairman)

I was born in London but have lived most of my life in Reading in Berkshire. I have one daughter and two grandchildren who live in London.

I have worked in various offices in secretarial roles, then as advertising manager to a display and shop fitting co., then with English China Clay Plc and then to Pepsico an American Co who also own Tropicana, Quaker Oats and Walkers Crisps. My last role was managing the external contractor’s for the IT dept which was very demanding yet interesting. I have always been involved and enjoyed lots of interaction with people on all levels.

I was Chairman of the PTA at the primary school and a Governor at the large comprehensive senior School as well as an active fund raiser for Reading Swimming Club. I also helped out with children’s reading in Reading and now in our village and I love it.

When I retired we decided to move to obtain a better quality of life and found a nice bungalow in the pretty village of Haughley. Big decision to up-sticks and move but in September 2007 we took the plunge. Unfortunately after only 6 weeks my husband died with no warning. So I am trying to build a new life here in Suffolk.

I am looking forward to the challenge of chairman at Upbeat and hope I can help in running this valuable organization.

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