I currently live in Attleborough and have lived in Norfolk all my life. I was born in East Harling and as a result, I understand the benefits and pitfalls of living in a rural area.
I have worked locally in a variety of roles, from accounts to working alongside my father in our own family business for many years. I have worked on reception at a busy complementary health clinic and have always held a keen interest in health and well-being.
I have also spent time working as a Home Care worker, tending to people’s needs in their own homes when they are not able to fully care for themselves.
All these roles have been very people-centred and to some degree or other has required a level of compassion and understanding, whether it be talking to customers or caring for someone who is alone and unwell.
It is a love of connecting with people that prompted me to train as an Independent Civil Celebrant, and I now mainly conduct funeral ceremonies. As a result, I meet with many families who are grieving a loved one, working together with them to ensure they say the last goodbye in a way that is meaningful to them. I also facilitate Bereavement Support Groups – working with a Local Funeral Home in order to support people who have been bereaved, walking alongside them as they make their way through their own personal journey of grief.
My interest in the Liberal Democrats was further ignited in 2019 with the onset of Brexit becoming a reality and one that I felt very strongly opposed to. From this, I began to explore the ethos of the Lib Dems and felt it was an outlook I shared and therefore support on many levels.
A people-focused society that listens to voices is a real winner in my book, supporting all equally so and not just a few. Allowing voices to be heard and responded to, doing things with people as opposed to deciding without their input.