Damien Whales

I am the chairman and founder of The Malcom Whales Foundation. Malcolm was my dad, unfortunately it took his death, aged 55, from Bowel Cancer, for this amazing journey to begin.

I am a teacher in Peterborough and through working in schools I have been able to introduce and involve hundreds maybe thousands of people to the positivity of doing something that will make a difference to peoples lives, and perhaps most interestingly to their own lives!

I am an extremely keen sportsman, with my biggest passions being Rugby and Golf. I was a player and head coach at Huntingdon Rugby Club for over a decade. I continue to play golf and cricket across Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire. The power of sport was something my dad instilled in me from an early age. This is probably the reason many of our events are based around sport and physical challenges. We believe being active and having fun whilst raising funds is an amazing way ‘to make a difference’.

As a parent, I am thrilled that my three boys now participate alongside me in memory of my dad, their grandad. Those of you that know me will understand what this level of pride does to me emotionally!

Creating this charity remains the proudest achievement of my life. I thank you all in advance for any support you have provided. Let’s hope the charity continues to grow and impact positively on many more people in the years and decades to come.

Damien

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