31st May 2018

Trustee Profile: David Broadhurst

Trustee Profile: David Broadhurst

I wanted to be a Trustee at FFL because my son received so much support from the charity. I wanted to give something back in return. Tim had a buddy at Cubs who he loved and later a really good buddy who he met up with several times. He also enjoyed the Youth Club and Bowling at Macclesfield. Tim is now 25 and has a job. I am sure the opportunity to socialise with friends at FFL events really helped build his confidence. 


I’ve been a Primary School teacher and Headteacher. I now work for MMU helping to train the next generation of teachers. It’s a great job and so pleasing to see so many enthusiastic young people wanting to become teachers. 

I have a crazy Spaniel Cross called Bramble. I absolutely love her to bits and feel a bit lost when she’s not with me. I have been known to take her in to work, but unlike Dave’s dog she has to stay in the boot of my car. 

I enjoy music and theatre. I’m off to see a band next week called ‘Walk off the Earth’ check them out, you’ll love their version of ‘Somebody that I used to know’ 

Some of your young people asked David some questions: 

  1. How old are you? 60
  2. What was your favourite subject at school? Art
  3. Do you have any siblings? Two – Caroline and Philip 
  4. What is your favourite book? Stig of the the Dump by Clive King
  5. Do you have a girlfriend? Yes, she is my wife, Polly. 


6. How do you feel helping others? Happy

7.Where were you born? Stockport

8.How long have you been a Trustee at Friends for Leisure? 5 years

9.What are your hobbies? Walking, Cycling, D.I.Y. , Caravanning, Gardening

10.Do you look in the mirror?  All the time to check I’m still looking fabulous.

11.What is your favourite film? The Time Bandits