Extract from Sarah Champion’s About section, on her website:
“Sarah was born in Essex in 1969 and moved to Northamptonshire in 1977. She attended Prince William Comprehensive School in Oundle and then went on to gain a BA in Psychology at Sheffield University. Graduating in 1991, Sarah experienced first hand how difficult it can be for young people to get on the career ladder in the middle of a recession.
She showed determination and initiative by volunteering at St Luke’s Hospice and at Abbeydale Road Secondary School, Sheffield supporting art classes, recognizing that experience was as important to employers as qualifications. That led to her first paid job, running art and environment workshops in schools and libraries for Rotherham Borough Council. Sarah then gain full time employment running Rotherham Arts Centre until, in 1994, she went to work for Ashfield District Council as their arts worker. From 1996 – 2008, Sarah ran Chinese Arts Centre. This was an international agency promoting contemporary arts and culture. Sarah became heavily involved in promoting diversity and equality, advising the Arts Council of England on this for 8 years. In addition Sarah was a Trustee and Chair of many arts and community organizations including a community print co-operative, Boojum Theatre Company, Creative Capital and Step Out Arts (which she still Chair.
In 2008, Sarah decided that she wanted her career to have real social benefit and so she became Chief Executive of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The Hospice, based in Rotherham, supports terminally ill children and their families. It was a deep wrench to leave the Hospice, but Sarah’s lifelong commitment to palliative care was demonstrated by her plea for the Government to support children’s hospices in her maiden speech.”
To visit Sarah Champion’s Website click on link : http://www.sarahchampionmp.com
Spotted by an observant citizen to whom we are grateful.