I’m Jean Horton and I became a Patron in April 2019. I joined Ashgate Hospicecare as a Trustee in 2006 and I was previously the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. I have also chaired the Fundraising Committee. I have organised many fundraising activities for Ashgate Hospicecare since 1989 and as a member of Soroptimist International of Chesterfield.
Previously, I was a teacher of children with special educational needs aged 11 to 16.
I am a member of various charity organisations and in the past was involved in a lot of fundraising and community work as volunteer.
My qualifications include M.Ed., (Hon) BA, Dip ED. and Cert Ed.
I enjoy being an ambassador for Ashgate Hospicecare, visiting all parts of the Hospice and the shops, as well as supporting and helping at events.
My hobbies include playing the piano, going to the theatre, reading, church work and spending as much time as possible with my grandchildren.