Course participants practising suturing
I was born in Exeter, and grew up in Dorset. Following a short career as a professional dancer, I went back to education and completed my physiotherapy degree at University West of England 1994 - 97. I then worked as a junior physio in Cheltenham, before starting senior rotations at the RD&E in 1999. I met Andrew Hodges whilst on the plastics and reconstructive surgery rotation, and asked him to talk about his experience in Uganda for one of our Physiotherapy department meetings - I was inspired to start some fundraising. With the help of colleague, Amanda Wright, we set up an information evening in 2003 to raise awarenenss of the charity. That Summer I cycled with my husband (Tim) from Lands End to John O' Groats, and with some extremely generous sponsorship raised £2,500. We have since completed more challenges to raise money for the charity, whilst raising our 2 daughters, Olivia and Gemma. I have been involved with the Interface Uganda commitee since Karen Devaraj asked me in 2005. I have not visited Uganda, but feel fortunate to be involved in the work that is being done there.