I’m from Bedford, but moved to Nottingham in 2008 and haven’t looked back since. I love the city and everything it has to offer.
I got introduced to My Sight Notts by a friend and I attended a social group, decided I liked the organisation and wondered whether there were further ways to get involved.
I started volunteering working on mail shots, then moving onto regular reception work, where I have been ever since. I joined the Service User Member Involvement Team (SUMIT), where I’ve been involved in a number of projects, including facilitating consultations with the visually impaired community and making calls to service users during Coronavirus lockdown.
I feel I can bring excellent communication skills to the role of trustee. I’ve chaired SUMIT meetings and have been a member and chair of the National Federation of the Blind, Nottingham branch. I also gave a speech at the official opening ceremony of the new My Sight Notts building on Heathcoat Street. I can be quite level headed in difficult situations and consider my responses and reactions to situations carefully.
I have a huge interest in the way technology works and I’ve undertaken accessibility audits for the My Sight Notts website and for the websites of other agencies on behalf of My Sight Notts. I feel I can offer some help to other visually impaired people who are not used to using things like twitter, Facebook.
In my personal time, I’m an internet radio broadcaster on a station called Treehouse Radio so I can work well under pressure as I have a time slot of two hours to fit everything into my live broadcasts. I also work from home in the health and beauty sector.