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Inspire Suffolk mourns the loss of valued trustee, Roger Fern

Inspire Suffolk mourns the loss of valued trustee, Roger Fern

 

Roger Fern, one of our board of trustees has sadly passed away at the age of 77. Roger, who re-joined the board of Inspire Suffolk in December 2019, was one of the original group of trustees of this charity when we formed 17 years ago. He brought huge experience for the benefit of our organisation, both in terms of his extensive background in education, safeguarding and Suffolk’s charity sector.

Chair of Inspire Suffolk Terry Hunt added,

“At the beginning of 2020, as the Charity’s new Chair, I was extremely grateful for the vast experience Roger was able to provide. In terms of his knowledge of the education sector, he had no equal and I was extremely grateful for his willingness and diligence in taking an active role as the trustee with oversight of safeguarding for the charity. On behalf of the board of Inspire Suffolk, I send our deepest condolences to Rogers family at this very sad time.”

Commenting, Inspire Suffolk CEO Terry Baxter said,

“Roger was an important driving force in helping establish our charity when, at the time, it had strong connections to Ipswich Town Football Club. He was always such a positive presence, challenging but supportive and always with young people at the forefront of his thinking. Even during the period between his two terms as trustee, Roger continued to support us from afar. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Inspire Suffolk.”

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Inspire Suffolk is an independent charity that supports local young people onto a positive future through a range of engaging personal development programmes and support. This may be by enhancing their academic abilities, boosting personal confidence, overcoming mental health issues, or providing a pathway and support into further education, training or employment. 

The charity also provides sporting activities for local children and young people to boost participation, confidence and a healthy lifestyle. 

Find out more at www.inspiresuffolk.org.uk