Readers of the Ashbourne News Telegraph will know a lot more about our manager, Matthew, after he appeared in the paper’s ‘Coffee Break’ section.
Matthew, who’s originally from Stafford, shared a little bit about his background and the legend behind Muddy Shoe day!
We learned about his extremely varied taste in music, from Bluegrass and folk to classical and heavy metal, and his love of food.
“The one thing I can never refuse is roast lamb!” he said.
He also shared how he came to work in the care sector.
“I went into this profession mainly because of Mum and how she always helped others,” Matthew said. “She was a healthcare assistant at St George’s hospital in Stafford and she later cared for my dad.”
Matthew went on to train as a nurse, specialising in mental health. He brings those skills to his role here and his passion now is to provide high quality care for people with dementia.
But he says he could do none of this without the support of his family. As the youngest of four he is used to a busy household – and it’s a good job!
“I’ve been married to my wonderful wife, Kelly, for nearly two years now,” he said. “I’ve got five children – Stephanie who’s 24, Isaac, 21, Lily is 11, Grace who’s three and one year old Ron.
“Plus I’ve got a two year old grand-daughter, Ivy. They are my world.”
Look out for more of our team in the coming weeks.