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Directors

The Grange currently has six directors: 

Sophie Antonelli: Sophie is the founder of The Green Backyard in Peterborough . She is currently the South of England adviser for the Growing Together project of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

Rachel Bodle: A retired organization development professional, permaculturist and former neighbour now living in Somerset. Rachel is also a member of The Elders and has supported The Grange in many ways right from the beginning.

Elly Brown: Elly has a background in teaching and education. She is currently the Director of Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Tooting, London. She is also a member of The Elders and is currently chair of The Grange's safeguarding committee.

Ian Fitzpatrick: Ian has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Oxford and currently works as a researcher for the Sustainable Food Trust. Ian is also a qualified acupuncturist and a highly accomplished baker, linguist and rock climber.

Ben Margolis: Ben is co-founder of The Grange and currently the Executive Director. Ben has a background working with NGOs as a campaigner on climate change and other issues and is a qualified permaculture teacher and diploma tutor. Ben is the chair of The Grange's fundraising committee.

Sophie North: Sophie is co-founder of The Grange. Sophie is a qualified medical doctor and now teaches at the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia. She has a foundation diploma in psychodynamic approaches to working with refugees and asylum seekers.

 

 

"I really feel at home here. I can do anything I would like to do like it is my own place. I never feel like a stranger."