I’ve worked for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service for 26 years doing a variety of roles from firefighter to manager. I proactively support women in the service as the FBU Women’s Rep and Deputy Chair of Suffolk Women in Fire Together (SWIFT).
I’m honoured to have been asked to be a team member in this challenge. My main role is part of the support team, project management, liaison with Suffolk County Council and I champion tackling the stigma people face regarding mental health illness. I advocate mental health awareness and have fundraised for MIND as part of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s Great East Team. The ethos of our LEJOG team, ‘Nobody’s Alone’ is something I particularly believe in.
I’m looking forward to cycling on one of the days of the challenge and being part of an amazing, highly motivated team who care about each other, the communities we live in and who understand that , ‘It’s OK not to be OK’.