Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be at The Clock Tower Sanctuary

I have been a fundraiser for most of my career, working in the Arts, Higher Education and most recently the International NGO sector. Brighton has been home to my family for the last twelve years, and being a part of this wonderful community is important to me. I had heard about the Clock Tower Sanctuary for several years – and all the important work that they do. So, when there was a chance to become a trustee, I jumped at it. One of my first volunteer jobs after university was with Covenant House in Toronto, a charity that works with young people who are homeless or at risk. I saw how the stress of homelessness curtailed aspirations and impacted so severely upon a young person’s ability to reach their potential.

What do you like about Clock Tower Sanctuary?

I have been so impressed by everyone that I have met at the Clock Tower Sanctuary. For me, it is not only about the wonderful work of the organisation, but it is how they do this work – with incredibly committed and passionate people both working and volunteering for the organisation. It is a real privilege to be involved with the Clock Tower Sanctuary.

Favourite tea time treat?

I have never met a cake that I didn’t like – so anything cake-like is a real treat. It is even better served with a cup of English Breakfast tea (strong) with milk (just a bit).