THE STAFF

We currently have three fabulous members of paid staff at Active8.

Have a scroll to meet them and see what they say about Active8 and what they do.

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JOHN SWEETING

Active8 manager

I started volunteering for Active8 in 2010 whilst at University and enjoyed it so much that in 2016 I left being a PE teacher to work for the charity. I have had some amazing experiences working with the young people in the charity but my favourite experience was supporting a group at the 2012 London Paralympics and sneaking into the athletes area with one of the young people!

In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities such as surfing and hiking, watching and playing sport and when I'm tired I like chilling out in front of a good film

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JANE JONES

Charity Fundraiser and Facilitator

I joined Active8 in April 2017 and greatly enjoy working for a charity which makes so much difference to young people's lives. A good friend of mine's son joined Active8 many years ago and watching him become more confident and enjoy life more with the support of the charity was incredibly inspirational. I fundraise for Active8, mostly by raising funds through grant and trust applications, a great big thank you to all of them.

I live with my husband and two sons, with two older sons now having flown the nest. I have two female dogs to keep me company, a basset hound, called Bess and a furry slipper called Lucy. I adore them all!

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LINDSEY COOPER

Activities Co-ordinator

After two years of volunteering with Active8, in January 2020 I decided I loved it so much that I wanted to work for the charity as a Project Co-ordinator. This new role is a big leap from the marketing and outreach work that I have been doing since graduating but I'm really excited to work with such a fantastic group of people. While volunteering with Active8 I have had some amazing experiences and really enjoyed supporting the group to take part in many different activities... from abseiling to water skiing, tall ship sailing and sightseeing in Barcelona... to name just a few!

 

I always like to keep busy and fill my spare time with walking the dog, kayaking, BBQs on the beach or relaxing friends and family. In the evenings, you'll probably find me curled up on the sofa with a blanket and a Disney film. 

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MARIKA CATHROW

Mentoring Co-ordinator

 I am the newest member of the Active8 team! I am a Youth Worker and a project worker for Illumin8. I am looking forward to working with such a fantastic bunch of people! I previously worked in the Disabled Children’s Team and as an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor.

I love living in Cornwall as it enables me to take part in lots of activities from muddy obstacle course races to coasteering.

 

At home I live with my husband, two young children, pet dog (Snoop) and fluffy cats (Minnow and Dave).

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