Christine is a strong advocate for the voluntary sector having seen first-hand the difference charities can make to people’s lives. Ensuring the voice of those being supported is heard, and used to make positive change, is something she is passionate about.
After a 15-year marketing career for FTSE 100 companies, she moved to the voluntary sector in 2013 and has never looked back. She has developed and managed charity services and latterly was CEO of a charity. She is a strong believer in listening to the views and needs of those being supported, building strong relationships, and collaborative working to create sustainable change.
In her spare time Christine enjoys family cycling, heading to a yoga class, and has recently been going cold water swimming.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More