I grew up in London where I met and married my husband. We moved around for a number of years before coming to Oxford with our 5 children. When my children were young, I was involved with playgroups, and on taking early retirement from working as a science technician I joined Home Start Oxford as a home visiting volunteer in October 1998. I have been a member of the Management Committee/Board of Trustees since 1999 with a break between 2009 and 2012. As a Trustee my science background enabled me to assist with Health and Safety matters.