Newest member of the marketing team at the Hospice - East Cheshire Hospice

Newest member of the marketing team at the Hospice

Netball coach Becky Sidwell has become the latest signing for East Cheshire Hospice by joining its marketing team.

She already knew a lot about the charity having raised funds for the Hospice with Macclesfield Netball Club where she is a coach, umpire and committee member.

Unfortunately, Becky’s playing days are over at the age of just 23 after two serious knee operations, injuries sustained playing netball. Becky began playing the sport at 10 and volunteered through the club when she studied at The Fallibroome Academy.

Becky (centre, back) with fellow members of Macclesfield Netball Club.

Becky graduated from Staffordshire University just over a year ago, completing her Graphic Design degree with a First Class, after Covid-19 curtailed her studies.  She has been working as a freelance designer while coaching juniors at the club where she also looks after publicity.

Becky said:  “I’m excited to have joined the Hospice which is local to me as I live five minutes away. I’ve always known about the Hospice and the important role it plays in the community.

“I always like to give something back to the community which is why I wanted to apply for the marketing role.

“I’d played about four games after my first knee operation and had gone through all my rehab when I tore the cruciate ligament in my other knee.

“Psychologically I’m reluctant to play again but enjoy coaching all age groups.  The netball team has hardly played because of the pandemic but hopefully we’ll be back in action in September.”

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