I’m Vanessa Hawkins and I live in the Garth area of Bangor having moved here in 2014 after falling in love with the area, the Menai Strait and of course the amazing pier. I have worked in education for over 30 years both as a teacher and in pastoral management and latterly in marketing. Whilst working in schools I led student volunteering groups as well as organising fundraising activities and events.

I joined the trustees of FBGP in March 2021 and I helped the group to achieve charitable status March 2022.I also enjoy volunteering on the pier in the kiosk shop or the entrance kiosk as well as at our special fundraising events which has given me an opportunity to meet and work with enthusiastic, talented and energetic people. I am committed to securing the future of the pier for generations to come and helping the FBGP to develop into a sustainable community charity.