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John Downes

North East Area Director and Head of Youth, Streetgames

John is passionate about working with children and young people to improve their lives through new experiences and developing their skill sets.

This is visible in his current role at StreetGames, one of the UK’s leading ‘sport for development’ charities which organises a number of annual campaigns for disadvantages children and families.

“I know how engaging and exciting the science centre is for children and young people. I hope to bring to the team my experience of developing programmes and initiatives to help it to become even more accessible to everyone in the local community."

John Downes is a Centre for Life Trustee

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