Horse sanctuary fundraiser takes on new role as chief executive of Norfolk mediation charity

Gemma Walpole, the new chief executive at the Norfolk Family Mediation Service. Picture: Norfolk Fam

Gemma Walpole, the new chief executive at the Norfolk Family Mediation Service. Picture: Norfolk Family Mediation Service - Credit: Archant

A farmer's wife from Harleston is handing over the reins after 13 years fundraising at Redwings Horse Sanctuary as she moves on to a new role as chief executive of the Norfolk Family Mediation Service.

Gemma Walpole is looking forward to continuing the good work of her new charity.

Mrs Walpole said: 'I want as many children as possible to enjoy a happy, secure childhood where both parents are part of their lives, even if they live apart. Norfolk Family Mediation Service has been helping families through separation for over 30 years, my challenge is to ensure it continues to help many more.'

In an ironic twist, Mrs Walpole and her husband also hold wedding services at their family farm, Rookery Meadow.

Mrs Walpole said: 'I feel honoured to be able to help people enjoy the happy moments in life as well as supporting them through the struggles.'


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