Dr Will Carlile
I joined the trustee board quite simply because I believe that the work engaged in by SAGE Greenfingers is life-changing for the many people it reaches, both clients/members and also workers and volunteers. I have seen some of the most emotionally distant people with whom I find some connection through the therapeutic intervention of time spent at the allotment. As a GP with a 20+ year experience of caring for people with mental health problems I clearly recognise the severe limitations of purely medial approaches, and I am really pleased to be able to support a charity dedicated to providing alternative and additional forms of support where there is good evidence of efficacy. I have to thank SAGE for providing some of the most rewarding moments of my professional career. Attending an open day is an uplifting experience. I try to return this positive experience by offering my skills a a trustee.