10/11/2022

Trustees Week | Meet Jenny

It’s Trustees Week, 7th – 11th November, and at The Loop we’ve been celebrating by thanking our trusty Trustees!

Today we’re meeting and thanking Jenny!

Your career in a few words
I’ve been involved in PR and marketing much of my working life before cutting down to raise a family. Among various posts I worked in the Press Office of the London Stock Exchange for 5 years and was transferred to Hong Kong for 4 years in 1992. After returning I met my husband, and we have 2 boys. I’ve helped write press releases/articles on a variety of subjects for local businesses. I’ve joined charitable organisations to help organise fund raising events and I’m a Governor at one of my son’s old schools – all of which are both challenging and enjoyable in equal measure!

What are your hobbies and interests?
In my spare time I enjoy cooking savoury dishes, I am a fitness fanatic and spin almost daily at the gym. I enjoy walking with my dogs, annual family skiing trips and swimming. I love going to the theatre or cinema with friends and family and of course travelling – be it a city break or a longer, further flung adventure!

What do you love about The Loop and why did you agree to become a trustee?
I love the ethos of The Loop – it’s lovely to be part of an infectiously enthusiastic team looking into ways to connect, support and promote existing local and voluntary organisations which underpin the care sector in Surrey.

Something many don’t know about you
I’ve competed in 3 international triathlons in Hong Kong!

What makes you happy?
I love watching the sun set, splashing through the sea, walking through autumn leaves making them rustle! I just love fireworks, being out with friends, dancing to live music at a concert or in my kitchen (much to the amusement/embarrassment of my 20+ year old boys!), as much as a cosy night in with the family and friends, chatting round the table, glass in hand!

Your favourite place
My happy place is being outside in nature – enjoying a National Trust summer/autumn garden, or on a coastal walk in Scotland or Cornwall, or eating shellfish by the sea in Portugal with a chilled glass in hand!

Red sauce, brown sauce, or no sauce at all on a sausage sandwich?
I don’t think a sausage sandwich would ever feature as a snack for me! If it did a squirt of Helmans mayo might pep it up – never brown sauce! However, a lobster “burger” would definitely hit the spot, with rocket and a splash of Tabasco/chilli flakes on top – now you’re talking!