FUSE
Inspiration. Aspiration. Opportunity.

Andy Hammond

Director

"I bring a huge amount of passion and experience in terms of setting up social projects that look to get children active and engaged in sport and physical exercise."


About
I have 20 years experience within the IT sector where I currently act as a consulting sales director, helping companies establish new sales teams and strategies. In the last 6 years I have established a charity, called The Ashley Scrivens Foundation, whose aim it is to get make access to sport and/or physical activity easier for every child based in The Forest of Dean and Cirencester, through giving grants and, more recently, running free to enter events for children to come and have a go.

Why FUSE?

Being a parent within the Forest of Dean afford many opportunities for our children to become active and engaged with our surroundings. What is lacking is the provision of controlled environments for when the weather is being "British". When I met up with Kelly in January 2020 around an idea of a self-sustaining skate park in Ruspidge, she mentioned her ambition to scale this up to become an indoor skate park. This really sparked my interest as a parent and as a resident of the Forest of Dean. The forest deserves to have a facility that can be a regional, even national, hub for this ever-growing sport. Combined with a fabulous gym, climbing wall, outdoor skatepark, soft play, sensory rooms and a café, this is something that the Forest of Dean can be proud of and call its own.


Previous Community Involvement

I established and run a charity called the Ashley Scrivens Foundation, which aims to get our children active and engaged with sport and physical activity. Much of the work is about reaching out to the community to find areas and people that need out help in making these activities accessible. TASF works with schools and other youth organisations to identify those children who are most sedentary and unlikely to be engaged with any physical exercise and fund schemes that reach these children as well as affording opportunity to every child within our community.


What do you bring to FUSE?

I bring a huge amount of commercial experience gained from 20+ years within a sales and commercial environment within a leadership function. I also bring a huge amount of passion and experience in terms of setting up social projects that look to get children active and engaged in sport and physical exercise.


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