I am passionate about my local town and its community and always try to make a difference in whatever I take on board. I am currently involved in a number of community projects – one of which includes representing the local amateur boxing club ‘Felbridge ABC’ on the East Grinstead Sports Council. I hope to help it to reach its goals and ambitions of being able find a bigger and better space within the East Grinstead area for those interested in the sport of amateur boxing from the grassroots upwards.
I am a Trustee of one of East Grinstead’s charities ‘Advance’ which treats children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and brain injuries. My role here is to raise awareness of the charity and help with fundraising. I have been instigative in helping the charity gain recognition within my youngest child’s school ‘Brambletye’ where it has become this year’s nominated charity. This will hopefully raise a significant sum of money to help them purchase much needed equipment and provide treatment and care to those within the community that need it.
I am also a UKA qualified Coaching Assistant and I help coach East Grinstead’s up and coming athletes at East Grinstead Athletics Club on Thursday nights. Sport is a passion very close to my heart.
I spend a lot of time talking to like minded members of our community either on the streets, via Twitter or the EGBA (East Grinstead Business Association) where I am also fairly involved. We talk about our town and what we can do to make it even better. As a result in conjunction with others we are about to launch East Grinstead’s first ‘Food Swap’ – an event that allows the local ‘foodies’ to create products that they can then swap for products from other foodies whilst at the same time meet new people thus get to know other members of their community. It is an event that even at this early stage has created much interest.
In my spare time I love to run and am pleased to say that I have completed all distances up to marathon which I last ran in 2010. I also love to write, am a prolific blogger and I keep bees and chickens!