Jacqui Gray

FOGL Chair

Jacqui has lived in Goring since 1999 and been involved with the library for the last 4 years, both as a volunteer in the library and on the committee of FOGL, latterly as Chair. Never happier than when she's left alone with a large cup of coffee & a good book. Maybe a few biscuits as well. 

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Mary Carr

Volunteer Coordinator

Mary has lived in the Goring Gap since 1974 and in Goring since 1988. She has been involved in several village activities and is currently the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the library. She lives next door, so finds it easy to keep in touch with what is going on there. She is a keen reader and runs one of the local book clubs.

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Tina Marinos

Committee Member

Tina is a relative newcomer to the village having moved here three years ago. One of the first things she did was join the library and she is very pleased to be more involved as a volunteer both in the library and on the committee of FOGL. She belongs to the Goring library book club and enjoys reading for herself and to her grandchildren.


Andrew Smith

FOGL Treasurer

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David Beddall

Committee Member

David moved from Canterbury to Goring, with his wife Anne, in 2011.  As a retired Civil Servant he spent time there with volunteering, so wished to carry on with that in Goring.  When he learnt that the Library here was threatened with closure, he joined the FOGL committee as membership secretary to help save it.  In 2015 he became a churchwarden here.  This is a time filling role, which restricts his time for FOGL matters so he gave up his FOGL membership role.  He remains as a committee member to support the library as a vibrant asset for the local community.

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Ed Christie

Committee Member

Ed has lived in Goring since 2002.  Books have been integral to all of Ed’s working life as he has spent twenty five years working in the publishing industry for Penguin Random House and Dorling Kindersley before making a radical career change to become an English teacher.  Ed’s favourite book is The Given Day by the celebrated American crime writer, Dennis Lehane.

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Gaye Walsh

Committee Member

Gaye has lived in the Goring Gap for over 38 years and joined the library as soon as she moved here as reading has always been a major part of her life. After introducing her children to using the library she now takes great delight in taking her grandchildren to join in all the activities the library offers. Gaye has been a volunteer at the library since the group was formed and a part of the FOGL committee for the last four years.

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Kate Herbert

Committee Member

Kate has lived in Goring since 2004 and been a member of the FOGL committee since 2009? She always has a book or several on the go and is hugely grateful to the library for the support of this habit. 

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Jacky Underwood

Committee Member

Jacky has lived in the Goring Gap since 2012. On retiring from teaching she moved here and soon became involved in Forest School and children’s activities in our Library. She enjoys working with the youngest members of our community and through rhymes and stories help develop language and communication skills

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Sarah Chambers

FOGL Vice Chair

Sarah is keenly interested in child literacy and its role in development so jumped at the chance to get involved with FOGL as part of the Rhyme Time team and supporting the Secretary and now finds herself as vice-chair.

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Jo Nicolson

Membership Secretary

Jo has been a member of the library since moving to Goring 20 years ago and a library volunteer for the last 2 years. Having grown up in a book-loving family she is firmly convinced you can never have too many books (to the despair of her husband)!