As a child I was lucky to have access to ponies and riding. I still have very fond memories of carefree, saddle-free explorations of the countryside on ponies – with nothing but a jam sandwich and a bottle of water to sustain me.

With more than thirty years as a mental health nurse, within the NHS, I feel I bring extensive skills and experience to the role of trustee.

Family interest has meant that I have maintained a connection with horses and have been able to invest in their care and recuperation.

The Here4Horses team, deal with some of the most tragic cases and I have seen the worst of cruelty and neglect. I have also experienced the joy of watching their return to full health and carefree living.

I am naturally compassionate, creative and always keen to do the right thing. I hope these traits prove to be valuable assets to the Here4Horses team, helping us all to meet and exceed, the expectations of our supporters, donors and volunteers.