Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name: Chris­tine Ear­les. Where do you live?: Whirley in Mac­cles­field. Bio: I am the chair­lady of Windy­way Trust. I am a full-time teacher of com­puter sci­ence at an In­de­pen­dent school in Manch­ester. I am the Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award Man­ager at my school. I have two sons, two daugh­ters-in-law, one beau­ti­ful grand­daugh­ter and two dogs (both res­cues from Windy­way). I started help­ing Windy­way to raise funds in 2001 when I adopted a res­cue Col­lie named Liddy. I usu­ally do all man­ner of things for my char­ity, drive the van, sort the do­na­tions, do lots of ad­min­is­tra­tion, help at the events and adopt dogs! What in­spired you to start do­ing this?: I was im­pressed and hum­bled by the work Windy­way do and their de­vo­tion to an­i­mals. What do you en­joy most about do­ing this?: It’s like a hobby that gets un­der your skin, once you start it’s dif­fi­cult to stop and very ad­dic­tive. The vol­un­teers and sup­port­ers are so sup­port­ive of our res­cue work and fundrais­ing, it’s dif­fi­cult to turn your back on such loy­alty. What are your great­est achieve­ment/s?: Per­son­ally, achiev­ing my Mas­ters’ De­gree at 50, char­i­ta­bly, I would say set­ting up the Windy­way Trust Char­ity with some won­der­ful peo­ple. Any plans for the fu­ture?: Per­son­ally, to travel around Bri­tain in a mo­tor-home to the places I have never seen. Char­i­ta­bly, to build on a fu­ture for the char­ity to con­tinue help­ing res­cue an­i­mals. Where is your favourite place in Mac­cles­field?: Windy­way of course. Ide­ally how would you spend ev­ery day?: Prob­a­bly walk­ing my dogs, read­ing and gar­den­ing.

Chris­tine Ear­les

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