We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Simone as our new Brighton Food Bank team member.
Simone grew up in Brighton and Hove, and attended church locally as a child.
Simone’s working background was initially that of sales and marketing, working for Jaeger at their head office in London, and as a Mortgage Adviser/Financial Planner for a large Building Society in Hove. She gave up paid work to raise her 3 children for a few years and worked as a volunteer in her home church office. In 1995, Simone qualified as a Natural Health Therapist, gaining an international diploma in Holistic Therapies and Anatomy and Physiology. Simone subsequently managed her own health practice in West Sussex, offering therapeutic treatments to her clients. A counsellor and children’s mentor, she utilised her therapist experience and worked for 7 years in main stream schools, working alongside vulnerable children and families, both pastorally and in the classroom.
Simone spent 2 years living in Montreal, Canada, where her faith grew even stronger. It was whilst living there, that Simone worked with the homeless and vulnerable, delivering food parcels in extreme weather conditions.
Simone has a strong, sound faith, and a passion for evangelising and pastoral care.
We are very much looking forward to having her on the team and seeing how she gets on.