Welcoming 3SG's new Director, Becky!


Following the news of James Carlin BEM's departure from the role of Director at 3SG, we have been on the hunt for someone to fill his shoes.


Whilst we're sad to see James go, we're also excited to announce that we have found our new Director, Rebecca Brooks, who will be taking the reigns at 3SG in mid-May.


In anticipation of her joining the team, our Administrator Emma took the opportunity to ask a few questions to find out more about Becky and her motivations behind joining 3SG. You can read the full Q&A below:


What are you most looking forward to doing as part of your role?

I love meeting new people and learning about brilliant initiatives locally, so I’m really looking forward to getting out and about and meeting members. Tell us a little bit about yourself (Where you live or are from, studies, Hobbies etc) I’m originally from Midsomer Norton and now live in Bath - I studied locally at Bath Spa University, gaining a degree in English Literature; I was very fortunate to go straight from University to the Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal as a young reporter. I was with the paper for eighteen years, around ten of those as Editor. I’m also a yoga teacher and have been holding classes locally since 2016. The best part of my role at the paper was working alongside the community and providing a voice for local charity groups and organisations. The paper also covers the same area as 3SG. Over such a long period of time I have built a wide range of contacts and a reputation for being trusted and hardworking. In terms of hobbies, I love travel and adventure - I am a qualified PADI scuba diver and have been lucky enough to enjoy some amazing diving in the Indian Ocean. I love running, although it doesn’t love me – and I am a keen gardener and cake baker. What interested you about working for 3SG? Have you had any previous involvement/experience with third sector organisations? I’ve always believed in the good that can be done in the Third Sector and 3SG in particular caught my eye with the amazing work that it did during the pandemic. In 2013 I started raising funds for charity by running the Bath Half Marathon; this then led to fundraising treks across the Great Wall of China, the foothills of the Himalayas and Machu Picchu in Peru, helping to raise thousands for the RUH’s Forever Friends Appeal. Due to my yoga studies I am very invested in Health and Wellbeing locally. I am a member of the partnership for Big Local Radstock and Westfield, which is responsible for distributing lottery funding locally and members may have seen me alongside James as a ‘Dragon’ at their ‘Dragon’s Den’ events!


Tell Us a Fun Fact About Yourself? I seem to love all things beginning with the letter C. Cats, Cakes, Christmas and Cocktails!


What is your favourite film or book? That’s a really hard question because I love to read. I think it would have to be Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. I find it hard to have a favourite film because I can’t stay still long enough!


What food could you not live without? Dark chocolate I suppose that counts as food…


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You can get in touch with the 3SG team by emailing contact@3sg.org.uk or call us on 01225 683087

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