Donna Blackman, from Epple Bay, has been taking part in the Kent MS Therapy Centre’s…
I write to tell you that unfortunately Leo Wilde has resigned from his position as Chair of the Board of Trustees – he has an exciting new work challenge which is taking all his time. I was elected to replace Leo at the Board meeting on 20th January and wanted to introduce myself to you at the earliest opportunity.
During my nurse training at St Thomas’ hospital in London, my first case study was about a young lady with MS – strange how life moves in circles, bringing me back to work for people living with this disease.
I moved 11 times in 9 years with my RAF Doctor husband’s job! Two children came along – one now lives in Singapore and the other in Nottingham with my two grandchildren and yes, I do quite a bit of babysitting! Professionally, I have always worked in Healthcare – running a Nursing Agency, being Director of Care Services at Strode Park and working in IT at East Kent Hospitals, training all grades and disciplines of clinical staff to use the computer systems.
I live in Canterbury – am involved with Rotary and am vice-Chair of Governors at a boarding School. I am very sociable and also love swimming – trying to cover a mile, 3 times a week.
When I retired Tony Meire invited me to become a trustee on your board and I helped with the transition from the old hut to the new Centre. It is wonderful now to be able to contribute a little more to the work that the wonderful staff do for you all. I have the time to visit the Centre regularly and be available to meet as many members as I can. I will try to come on different days as I know some of you have regular slots for your therapies.
This is me – please look out for me and say Hello!