Our Team

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Christine Renshaw

Christine is retired, having had a lengthy career as a Head of Service within Children and Families Services at Kirklees Council. She has set since up and run a successful community health and wellbeing CIC and has been a long-standing director of a rural Community Hub CIC in North Yorkshire.

She has previously been Trustee for a large Food Bank and led on securing initial funding to set up and advocacy, advice, and guidance arm to compliment the food bank offer. She is and has been involved in numerous other voluntary projects and has a great deal of experience in the community sector.

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Gary Collins

For 40 years I have used my music and art skills to engage with children, young people and adults who have significant emotional and mental health difficulties. I worked for Leeds City Council and Manchester City Council between 1982 and 2000 as a residential social worker and manager. I was self-employed as a graphic artist and designer between 2000 and 2003. I was employed by Kirklees Council as a Community Safety Officer from 2003 until 2010.

I have been self employed from that time as a private music teacher. Since January 2022 I have delivered 2 music and animation projects funded by the Kirklees Councillors’ “ Members Local Project Fund” to engage with socially isolated and disadvantaged people in the Holme Valley. These projects have been supported by Claire Baldwin , Community Coordinator, Community Plus. The success of the projects led to the creation of Arts For Health C.I.C.

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Simon Turner

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