Mr Iain Donaldson - personal details
Prior to joining the MaSH team in 2002 he worked for 9 years in the University of Manchester Central Finance Office , and 10 years in life and pensions administration.
Iain's voluntary experience (much concurrent with his working for the University of Manchester) include 19 years as an elected member of Manchester CIty Council, 10 years as a school Governor on three schools in Manchester (St Gregorys, Wright Robinson and Green End Primary). Iain also served seven years as a Trustee of the Burnage Multi Agency Group, and has been involved in helping found and manage numerous community groups and campaigns.
Iain Donaldson has been the Research Secretary for the Manchester Self-Harm Project in the Centre for Suicide Prevention since October 2002.
His roles include maintaining the project website, general aminitrative and secretarial duties, data collection, dissemination of information and database development.
Iain is a committee member of Gorton Horticultural Society which this year received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
The award was granted for the work the society does in promoting healthy eating and living, growing your own produce, community engagement through its annual show and community participatin events such as pumpkin carving, wreath weaving, scarecrow making, its annual flower, vegetable and crafts show and a number of environmental projects such as bat walks, bug hunts and pond dipping.
Based at the Debdale Park Reservoirs the Gorton Horticultural society manages around 100 large allotment plots, ten starter beds, a trading shed, exhibition hall and is involved in supporting many other projects in the local community.
Iain's role on the committee is securing funding for their community engagement projects, site improvement work, and envionmental improvement initiatitves.