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Ann snagg

First day at the Peace Centre begins with a marathon challenge

September 1, 2016 | Nick Taylor

Ann Snagg (pictured right), from Stretton in Warrington joined the team at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre and took up an immediate challenge to run the English Half Marathon to raise funds for the charity.

Ann is the newly appointed Project Engagement Manager and joins the team to help manage the increased workload, moving from covering three geographical areas to nine locations spanning the entire north of England.

Ann will be responsible for building the Foundation’s reputation and relationships in cities such as Leeds, Manchester Liverpool, Bradford and Sheffield and across major counties and areas such as Kirklees, Calderdale and East Lancashire.

Ann is also looking to bring in the funds to support the vital work of the Foundation by taking on the English Half Marathon to be staged in the town on Sunday 18th September 2016.

Ann, joins the team from her previous post at Capita Property and Infrastructure and brings vast experience from previous roles at THUS PLC, the NHS and Energysave North West Ltd. Ann, aged 59, lives in Stretton, is married with three children: Bernie, Anthony and Martin. Outside work, Ann’s pastimes include cooking, horse riding and ice-skating and she is not the first family member to be active at the Peace Centre. Her mum Renee, holds the ‘marathon’ record as the longest serving volunteer at the Centre.

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive welcomed her: “I am delighted that Ann has joined our team and I know she is going to be making a real impact across the north of England as we increase the coverage of what we do and seek to build relationships and manage our reputation as we do so.

“I am also very grateful that Ann is already out raising vital funds for us and I know what it is like to run the half- marathon distance, so will be cheering her on.”

Ann said: “I have raised funds for the Peace Centre before, and through my mum’s involvement and knowing what they do, I have always wanted to be more involved.

“I am so pleased to be able to take up this position and I am looking forward to getting out and about to promote the Foundation, and of course, not forgetting to fit in the last few weeks of training before I undertake the half marathon.”

Ann is looking for sponsors to support her and donations can be pledged online at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ann-snagg or by contacting jonathan.levy@foundation4peace.org

Picture: Co-Founder of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, Wendy Parry, welcomes Ann Snagg to the Peace Centre.