I left school at 18 to take up a position with the civil service in London where I worked for 13 years. I left to start a family and then stayed at home to bring up my two sons. I was invited to offer Braille tuition, joining PAVIS in 2005. At the 2015 AGM I was voted on to the Management Committee and more recently to the position of Chair.
I began my career at Guide Dogs in 1986, progressing to Deputy Kennel Manager. After several years in this position I qualified as a Guide Dog Trainer. I moved to Basildon in 1992 and have lived in the area ever since. I married Ron in 2004 and became involved with BASIS through its tennis group in 2011. Originally I was co-opted onto the Committee of BASIS as Ron’s P.A. to help him with fundraising and was later voted in as Chair, and more recently, Vice Chair.