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Meet Active Sussex ex-officio trustee Darrell Gale

Meet Active Sussex ex-officio trustee Darrell Gale

In a series of articles, Active Sussex introduces its staff and trustees.

Darrell Gale is an ex-officio trustee – meaning  he has an advisory role with no voting rights. This follows being a full trustee from 2019 for three years.

Here Darrell talks about why he became involved in Active Sussex, his love for gardening, and his passion for active travel.

Why did you want to become involved with Active Sussex?

Physical activity is essential for people’s health and wellbeing and in my role as Director of Public Health for East Sussex, it is crucial that I promote the benefits of physical activity to my residents.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

The picture shows my garden which I have planned and planted from scratch during the last nine years. It absorbs an awful lot of time.

What would you like seen changed to help encourage more people in Sussex to be physically active?

I would love to see more central government money for the infrastructure to support active travel, and to make cycling using trains easier.

In the lighter months I do try and cycle to work as much as I can and having better and better maintained cycle paths would I think encourage a lot more people out on their bikes for commuting.

Would you be interested in becoming an Active Sussex trustee? We recruit periodically and are always on the lookout for a diverse range of people who have the skills and expertise to govern Active Sussex, and through our work help us to reduce inequalities in accessing physical activity in Sussex.

If you would like to know more, visit www.activesussex.org/about-us/meet-the-board/ or to put yourself forward for a position email info@activesussex.org

A middle-aged man wearing glasses and a jazzy green, blue and yellow shirt, standing in a tropical-looking garden
Darrell Gale in his garden
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