I have been involved with Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services for two years as a volunteer, and felt honoured to be asked to join the Board of Trustees in early 2021.
I worked for 26 years in the Prison Service. During my career I worked almost exclusively with male offenders, many being perpetrators of sexual violence towards women. I found this work sometimes rewarding, but most often challenging, in particular the lack of progress in the system and the high reoffending rates.
I joined DRCSAS as I wanted to work positively to support survivors and this has been incredibly fulfilling. I love the organisation and the women are terrific!
I am currently training to run The Virtual London Marathon in October 2021 and fundraising for DRCSAS… You can support me here!