At the Helm of Suffolk’s ‘Later Life’ Charity

At the Helm of Suffolk’s ‘Later Life’ Charity

NAME: 

Andrew Gardner

YOUR ORGANISATION:

Age UK Suffolk

YOUR TITLE IN THAT ORGANISATION:

CEO

WHEN DID THE ORGANISATION LAUNCH: 

1948

ELEVATOR PITCH – TELL US WHAT YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION DOES IN A NUTSHELL:

We improve the lives of people in later life

AND YOUR GREATEST PERSONAL SUCCESS?

Being the first person in my family to ever go to university

WHAT DOES THE NEXT 12 MONTHS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?

A busy time implementing the new Age UK Suffolk business plan designed to make the organisation
financially self-sufficient over the next 3 years

NATURALLY, YOU WANT TO REACH PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION SUCCEED, WHO MIGHT YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM?

Anyone, who might need to use our paid for services, fundraise for us, choose us as their charity of the
year, lease us premises for our retail expansion or give us some pro bono help.

AND NOW THE SLIGHTLY LESS CORPORATE BIT:

BEST THING ABOUT EAST ANGLIA:

The coastline – I love the sea!

UNFULFILLED AMBITION:

I always wanted to be Jacques Cousteau – I was motivated to study Marine Biology because of him

WHERE YOU LIVE, WHERE YOU’RE ORIGINALLY FROM (AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE), HOW OLD YOU ARE, WHO YOU LIVE WITH:

 

I live on the Suffolk/Essex border but was originally brought up in what is now West London. I lived in London when I was first married and when we decided to move out, we came east because that’s where my wife’s family were from – in and around Boxford. I’m now 54 and live with my wife Ro who I met at school when we were 17.

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