I was very honoured to be asked to be a trustee - I couldn’t wait to take up the role in helping to make a real difference to children with Encephalitis as I know how close to Petrina’s heart the trust is . Being a local trust was an important part for me and on getting to know Petrina and her family it was clear how passionate they were to help others after what they had experienced. Being a coffee shop owner and caterer for some years now I hope my knowledge of business will both help and progress raising awareness for the trust.
I am so proud to say I am a trustee of the Eden Dora Trust for Children with Encephalitis. I have known Petrina for over 25 years and her children for all of their lives. When Eden was admitted to hospital, the only way to find out anything about Childhood Encephalitis was to google it and get lots of jumbled info - most people, including me, had never ever heard anything about it. I hope to help The Eden Dora Trust raise awareness so that everyone knows about this terrible illness and the life changing effects it leaves you with. I was honoured to be asked to be a trustee, and hope that my career in finance will be of a good help.
Dawn has worked as a Business Development Manager for the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) for the last six years and focussed on researching, developing and managing training programmes and consultancy projects Before this, Dawn was the lead for the aerospace and composites sectors: working in the engineering skills field since 1998. She is a passionate supporter of the Eden Dora Trust, having already taken part in a number of events and activities as part of the Fundraising Committee - now, as a trustee, she is finding new opportunities to further raise the profile of the Eden Dora Trust for Children with Encephalitis, and expand its reach and resources to further help even more families affected by Childhood Encephalitis
I have a degree in Accountancy and Financial management plus 20 years experience in Banking and Corporate Finance. I am proud to be a Trustee of a charity representing such an outstanding cause and a personal friend of the founders and their amazing children.