I have lived in West Suffolk for over 25 years. I am retired and currently a volunteer for the National Trust at Melford Hall, Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, Keep Britain Tidy for Green Flag, Blue Flag and Eco Schools nationally, and am a Visitor for the Henry Smith Charity in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
My former career was third sector driven, working for the National Trust, The Environment Agency and Essex County County at senior level. I also managed a volunteer centre and assessed grant applications for the Big Lottery Fund, EU programmes and local authority schemes.
I am the former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising for the Anglia region and have a BA in Government and an MSc in Grant Giving and Social Capital