Challenge is a word that many run from, but I have always found myself drawn to taking on new and exciting challenges in all areas of my life – I’m not content unless I have something in the pipeline to work towards.
In my personal life I’ve been a gymnast, a wrestler, a bodybuilder, a musician and taken on a countless number of fundraising challenges, like jumping out of a plane and walking the three peaks.
Currently, I face one of my biggest challenges to date as I have recently become RABI’s new Regional Manager for the North West, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire as well as South and West Yorkshire.
Although I have worked intensively within the charity sector for most of my working life, covering all areas of fundraising and volunteer management, I have never worked within the farming community.
It’s been a couple of months since I submerged myself into the world of agriculture and the more I learn about the ever growing challenges you all face, and the passion you all have for British food and farming along with the need for support, the more fire it gives me to make a difference to the lives of the farming community.
RABI supports the farming community in so many ways, be that financial or emotional, and I aim to raise awareness and funds across the North West to ensure that we are there when people need us most.
I am keen to build networks within my region and continue to shout about the amazing work the RABI does across the country.
If you would like to learn more about RABI or get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.