I started my career in the hospitality and events industry but quickly realised that my training and experience could support organisations to make a difference in local communities. Nearly 20 years later, I have worked in a number of third sector organisations including hospices and supporting young people at risk of homelessness. I moved to the sight loss sector in 2015, initially, as part of Cumbria Societies for the Blind and then as Service Manager at Sight Advice South Lakes. I have a passion for engaging young people in physical activity, which includes junior fell running coaching and being a committee member for a local grassroots football club.
Being part of a huge team which spans across all the regions and countries of the UK. I love how Visionary offers such as diverse support to our members, partners, the sector and ultimately contributing to service people living with sight loss or visual impairment.
Having worked in a number of different sectors and what always strike me as different about this sector is we work together and support each other, everyone has the same ultimate goal of making a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss.
Going on a run or walk in the Lakeland fells with my family and dog in tow.