Rachel is from Stockport in Greater Manchester, but Salford had an early draw for her as well. As a United fan she remembered visiting Old Trafford, loving the water on the Quays and spent her early days as a theatre professional going to gigs and performances at Islington Mill, The Lowry and the Kings Arms in Salford. Rachel now lives and works in Salford.

"There was a magnet for us in this city. We just fell in love with Salford’s communities; they are straight-talking, pleasant without the pleasantries, an unexpected generosity that comes through. Salford values you, celebrates you and really means it. Our heart is here."