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This page will tell you details about members and volunteers of City Synergy


 Paul Gillett    Chris Dutton   Jonathan Dutton

 Keith Turner     Valerie Mainstone  




Keith is a former chair of City Synergy, he is a keen runner and has participated three times in the London Marathon and a triathlon,   




Paul is Secretary of City Synergy and has designed this website.  He is employed as a management accountant with the NHS in Brighton. In 2005 Paul graduated from Brighton University with a diploma in Business Management

Paul is registered partially sighted with a condition called
Nystagmus (aka "Wobbly eyes"). Paul enjoys walking  and is a member of the local ramblers society, and also enjoys photography, see Paul's photos at Geograph


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A Picture of Chris will appear here

Chris is registered blind, having an hereditary atrophy of the optic nerve.
The eyes are fine, the brain is good, the nerves linking the two are out to lunch. Chris has some residual vision and she is happy to support/guide anyone with less vision and is a volunteer with a walking group

Chris enjoys many kinds of music and performance, and socialising (with a discerning taste in wines and ciders) and sporting activities (incl Archery) "as long as they don't involve moving".




Jonathan is a volunteer with City Synergy, married to Chris. Jonathan works in finance for the NHS.

Jonathan shares most of Chris's passions, although he is resentful of her houseplants (what's the point of a plant you can't eat?).

Jonathan is interested in many sporting activities with the exception of those involving getting wet or wobbling about on two wheels.

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Valerie is a volunteer with City Synergy, a full pen picture of Valerie will appear here



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