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John Gilbert

Co-optative Member

John Gilbert is co-Vice Chair of Cripplegate Foundation and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2005. He is a member of the Foundation’s Finance and General Purposes Committee, and a nominated member of the Board of Islington Giving.

We spoke with John about his 14 year involvement with the Foundation

Tell us a bit about your past experience and what motivated you to get involved. 

I got involved with Cripplegate shortly after returning to Islington from working overseas and then retiring from full-time work.  I wanted to re-involve myself in my local community and contribute to it some of the skills I had developed in my working career.

What do you feel is important about the Foundation's approach to supporting local people?

I hate seeing any waste, but the waste of human potential really saddens me. Cripplegate enables people to live more fulfilling lives and thus to realise their own potential.