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

The first 15-years of my career was spent using the Creative Arts (mostly dance!) to connect with and support the holistic development of young people. Through various frontline and leadership roles I worked across London in Special Educational Needs and Mainstream Schools, Pupil Referral, HM Prisons, HM Young Offenders Institutes and Dance Companies. Some of the proudest moments of my career were witnessing the young people I was working with, who had faced multiple disadvantages throughout their lives, growing and thriving.

I am now a Funding Manager for the National Lottery Community Fund where my team and I have strategic oversight of London, the Southeast and East. I get to work with amazing third sector organisations everyday through our end-to-end grant making process assessing, monitoring, managing and evaluating requests for funding. Everyday I am inspired by and learn from the sector, so felt it was time to give a little back!

What do you like most about being a Trustee at The Clock Tower Sanctuary?

Playing a part in enabling the organisation to support young people who have potentially faced traumas and challenges most people couldn’t imagine. The mission and values of the organisation are what brought me to the Clock Tower Sanctuary, these give my work a strong sense of value and importance.

What’s your favourite teatime treat?

Black Americano, hoummous and crips!