My involvement with Children First Derby began back in 2009 when I started my role as a Family Support Volunteer. Over the past 10 years, I have supported a whole range of families each with their own stories and challenges.

I quickly became involved with the fundraising team and have participated in a variety of activities including; bag-packing in supermarkets; running a half-marathon and trying my hand at modelling at the Fashion Show! In 2014, I ran my own event where myself and a team of 7 work colleagues climbed The National 3 Peaks raising £1,500 for the charity.

I believe the work the charity does is invaluable to some of Derby's most vulnerable families.  I became a trustee in April 2019 with a passion for helping to drive the charity forwards using my business skills and knowledge of the charity. I believe we have a very interesting future ahead with lots of opportunities to focus on and I look forward to seeing where we can go.