Hello – I’m Jade and I’m the Activity Coordinator at Friends for Leisure. I have been working at FFL since 2014, however prior to this I volunteered with the charity for 2 years. I coordinate all of our group activities, put risk assessments in place, put together our activity flyer and run CYG, Macclesfield youth group, Macclesfield bowling and our holiday activity sessions. Part of my role also involves going to schools, colleges and other organisations to talk about disability.
This year I got married to my partner, Chris (also known as Rocky), and we welcomed a rescue dog into our home. She is very sassy and likes to get her own way. The animal sessions with FFL are one of my favourites! I love animals – especially dogs.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy baking – a firm favourite with my family is my chocolate orange brownies. I have attended a couple of cake classes to improve my designing skills (can you guess the theme below?)
I like to set myself fitness challenges and will sometimes do this to raise funds for charity. In 2016, Rocky and I completed a 10K run in Blackpool to fundraise for FFL which was a personal achievement for both of us as we managed to raise over £500. I have taken part in the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK several times and the Pretty Muddy 5K run. This year I completed the 5K Colour Obstacle Rush.
When I’m relaxing, I like to grab a blanket and watch a good film. I loved the Disney film Coco and cannot wait for Toy Story 4 to be released next year. Occasionally I do like to watch a scary film – but not too late at night! I still enjoy watching the TV series Friends – even though I have probably watched every episode a million times. My friend and I went to the FriendsFest in Leeds.
My favourite food is pizza or garlic bread. In fact, our wedding breakfast was actually a pizza buffet. Travelling is my favourite hobby. I like visiting new places and have a scratch map to cross out the places I have visited. I loved San Francisco, Las Vegas and Spain. My next stop is Singapore and Australia!
Friends for Leisure would like to wish Jade and Rocky a fantastic time on their honeymoon over the Christmas and New Year period!