Polly van Marken - Founder & Session Facilitator

It was seeing first-hand the benefits that regular intergenerational connections could have to both the older and younger members of her family that led Polly to explore the beginnings of Brighter Together. Polly’s background in management consultancy, strategic planning and programme delivery for national education charities, and being an On Purpose Fellow, have given her valuable experience and expertise to draw on in setting up and running Brighter Together.
Polly is also part of our team of Session Facilitators and loves to make sure she’s seeing the sessions come to life with participants. She’s always thinking of new games and activities to deepen connections and relationships between the old and young.
Polly holds the International Diploma in Intergenerational Learning, as well as an MSc in International Studies from LSE and a BA in History & Politics from the University of Warwick.