Chris was brought up in Kent and moved to Chiswick in 1979 to take up a role as Trainee Assistant Film Editor at the BBC Film studios in Ealing. After working on a wide range of programmes, Chris left the BBC in 1990 to pursue a career as a freelance broadcast video editor working on documentaries and children’s programmes.
In 2013 Chris set up Chiswickbuzz, an online video channel featuring news, events, and personalities in the local area. It was this that introduced him to the work of The Mulberry Centre.
“My father died of cancer in 1997 and I’ve been struck by the number of friends and neighbours who have also been diagnosed with the disease,” he said.
“When I first researched the Mulberry Centre, I was immediately touched by the love and care shown to cancer patients and their families. The calm and supportive atmosphere, coupled with the range of information and activities makes the Mulberry Centre an oasis of compassion, understanding and companionship.”
“It’s a huge privilege to be able to support and contribute to the work of The Mulberry, as a Trustee.”
Inspired by his interest in Dementia care, Chris has recently trained as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and has also trained as a professional life coach on an accredited International Coach Federation course. He looks forward to using this knowledge, coupled with his background in media, to the benefit of The Mulberry Centre.