Mark Sansom is our first One in a Million for 2019. Mark is head of operations for Braintree Town Football club’s community charity organisation – Community Iron who run between 500 – 600 events each year including activities such as badminton and walking football sessions – helping get people of all ages more active and improving their wellbeing.
Mark himself was inspired to get fitter and change his lifestyle by brave youngster Jacob Jones who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2017. “Seeing kids go through this – you realise how important your health is” said Sansom. Mark has since lost 7 stone in weight and he continues to support helping other youngsters through the work of Community Iron.
Active Essex Assistant Relationship Manager, Rachel Lewis said: “Mark and Community Iron do an amazing job and it was great that we are able to recognise what they are doing to help young people through the One in a Million award. It’s also inspiring to see Mark’s personal journey and commitment to a more active, healthier lifestyle.”