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Meet Active Sussex trustee Christine Gibbons

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Trustee Christine Gibbons

Meet Active Sussex trustee Christine Gibbons

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

Christine Gibbons has been a trustee at Active Sussex since September 2022.

She is a member of the HR and Nominations Committee and the lead board member for welfare and safety. 

Christine is a retired pharmacist and NHS executive. She is currently a trustee of several grassroots sports charities and brings a wealth of experience in charity governance and fundraising. She has recently graduated with a Masters in Global Public Health. She is a keen triathlete. 

Why did you get involved in Active Sussex?

“I became involved with Active Sussex as I would like to see everyone in Sussex have access to different sport activities to try out, regularly participate and enjoy.

“I would like all sports to be as inclusive as possible to everyone can benefit both physically and mentally from being active.”

What does a typical weekend look like for you?

“Now I am retired I have quite a lot of flexibility, both during the week and at weekends.

“My weekends start with parkrun on Saturday mornings, running, volunteering and coffee. I have run over 550 parkruns now and I just love the time I spend there with my friends.

“Sundays usually consist of training, racing and visiting wonderful parts of the country to compete. I am not fast, but I do enjoy the physical and emotional support that running, swimming or biking provides. I especially like to swim in Pells Pool, Lewes.” 

If you had to list three things you are interested in, what would they be?

“I am interested in the benefits of physical activity on your wellbeing and how we can make sport more inclusive. I really appreciate all the time that our volunteers give to their clubs and communities, making a positive impact on people’s lives.

“I am also interested in climate change and how we can change our habits to contribute to green sustainability.

“Finally, now I am a graduate of global public health, I am interested in the different health systems across the world and how we can reduce health inequalities.”

 

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 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

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