Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

My new role in PNFS

Ruth Whaites - Marketing Manager

This article is from Signpost 58, Autumn 2018

Whilst I have lived in the Peak District for over 30 years, I have also worked overseas in Hong Kong and Thailand, teaching Western cookery and Business Studies and Marketing. On my return to Britain I was the International Recruitment Manager at a Further Education College. During this time, I gained a certificate in International Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The Post involved extensive travel to the Far East, where I experienced at first hand the destruction of country parks for commercial building.

I have now retired to North Wales where I volunteer with the National Trust and Age Cymru and am a member of the Flower Guild and a Steward for Bangor Cathedral. Every year I organise a Strawberry Tea in my village to raise funds for charities. My other interests are exploring the Slate quarrymen’s paths in the area, trying out unusual cake recipes and learning to speak Welsh.

As a keen walker, I have been surprised at the number of footpaths and rights of way which have not been maintained in the area, but which need to be protected and preserved for future generations. It’s a pity PNFS only operates in England!

I am interested in helping to promote and market the Society to widen our demographic and increase our membership.

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