Hi there! I have Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.
My older sister Alexandra also has CMD. I also have
an older brother, George who is married and lives nearby.
I live with my parents
and my sister on a smallholding in Sidlesham. We have
3 dogs, 6 cats, a goldfish, 4 ponies, pigs, sheep, geese,
ducks, guinea fowl and chickens who all keep us entertained.
I joined the Wellspring committee
in 1999 when I was in year 10 at Manhood Community College.
While I was at Chichester College doing my A levels, I became
the editor of Wellspring. I also write a page in each
edition of the newsletter about my thoughts and experiences.
To read my latest article, click here.
I completed my BA(Hons)
Childhood Studies: Early Years at University College Chichester
in 2005, and now I work part time as a teaching assistant
at a local primary school, doing booster literacy work with
the children in the junior classes.
I run a craft club
for children aged 4 to 11 on Saturdays from the art studio
in my garden (see articles below) and have also run workshops
for the Aiming High for Disabled Children project (see Creative
am extremely pleased to announce that Wellspring has been
given funding by The Alchemy Foundation which is enabling
me to offer FREE PLACES
to children with disabilities and special needs and/or their
brothers and sisters at my club. If you would like
to know more about the club and would like to book places,
please visit my website
and contact me.
Please email me
if you would like to contribute anything to the newsletter.
We really appreciate hearing from our readers.
Here are my previous articles (click
Craft Club + Creative Heads - 2011
Thoughts on Sports - 2011
Summer Holidays - 2010
Laughter - 2010
Club update - 2009
Heads - 2009
Wellbeing - 2009
World of Work -Young People's Edition 2009
Craft Clubs - 2008
School Lunches - 2008
About Carers - Young People's Edition 2008
Summer Outings - 2007
Years of Wellspring - 2007
Out and About - 2006
on to University - Young People's Edition 2006
and The Arts - 2006
French Adventure - 2005
by Train - 2005
Makes a Good Helper? - Young People's Edition
Boat Launch - 2004
Achievement Awards - 2004
Hospital Experience - 2003
of School Activities - 2003
on my Education - 2003
Garden Party - 2002
Adventure - 2001
to College - November 2000
first article for Wellspring - September 1999