Lesley Macintosh, 59, is an administration assistant for the Salvation Army.
Lesley Macintosh, 59, is an administration assistant for the Salvation Army. She lives in Stokes Bay with her husband, two sons and three cats. When Lesley is fundraising for charities (one of her great passions) she goes by the name Hellen Bach.
When did you last go away and where did you go?
We went to see the American singer/songwriter, Gretchen Peters. She played a concert in Exeter. We have been fans for a number of years and try and see her when she comes over.
What was the last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?
It was the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Sir Terry Wogan is such good fun to be aroundLesley Macintosh
Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?
Sir Terry Wogan, because we have worked with him over the years and he is such good fun to be around. Sir Terry still helps us with our fundraising efforts when he can. We also recorded a couple of songs with Sir Terry and Aled Jones and got them to number three in the Christmas charts. He is the best broadcaster on radio and makes people feel like he is talking just to you, and he is very passionate about BBC Children in Need and the fabulous work they do there.
What’s your favourite way to relax?
Sitting on the beach at Stokes Bay watching the world go by.
Where do you eat out?
Pebbles Fish And Wine Bar in Stokes Bay. It has good food and good views.
What about pubs and bars? Where do you go?
The Alverbank Country Hotel in Stokes Bay. It’s such good fun and has a very relaxed atmosphere, especially at their tribute nights.
What’s your signature dish, if you’re cooking?
Roast chicken with all the trimmings, made from scratch with fresh products.
Where’s good for a day out locally?
I like taking a trip to Portsmouth on the ferry, and go to the Historic Dockyard or to Gunwharf.
And what about a day trip further afield?
I love going to the Isle of Wight. There is so much to see and I love the Garlic Farm especially.
Do you have any hobbies?
Fundraising for all sorts of charities. We were professional fundraisers for BBC Children in Need from 2006 to 2012 and raised over £5m. We like to try new ideas. Next month we will be launching a photographic competition in aid of the British Heart Foundation.