I arrived in Oxfordshire about 20 years ago and found a ‘home’ in the local area. Although the house and community in which I have lived has varied, it became clear to me in the late 90s that Didcot was where my heart was. I have been a member of the local Church here ever since and was finally able to move to Didcot in 2012. My day job is within the booking office at Didcot Parkway station, where I enjoy the opportunity to meet and help a wide variety of people.
My involvement with TRAIN began with its first discussions in CTDD (Churches Together in Didcot and District) and I have had very much a background, supporting role until now. With over 25 years’ experience in voluntary attached youth work, mostly through the Church, I am very aware of the number of young people in Didcot alone who face incredible challenges and do not have the support network they need. TRAIN is vital to Didcot, offering our young people help, support and encouragement when they need it the most. I believe that enabling and performing this work is perhaps the most important thing I will ever do.