Rachel Beatton – Chair
Rachel moved to Peebles in 2010 and looked to become actively involved in the community. Her husband, Paul, became a mentor with PYT and with small children at home, Rachel volunteered to support with some office tasks. She quickly realised what a contribution PYT makes to young people in the community and became more involved with the running of the charity, taking on the role of Secretary, Treasurer and now Chair of the Board of Trustees. With a background in Financial Project Management, Rachel works from home and finds the time where possible to continue to engage with the community through PYT, Cycling Without Age, Parent Council and InChorus community choir. She is amazed how many familiar faces appear across the spectrum of these organisations and enjoys seeing the benefits that volunteers deliver.