I’m Heather, I went to The West of England School with Hannah and am registered blind. Because of my friendship with Hannah in her early teenage years I’ve been around the Lindfield clan for many years. When I was at university studying Sociology with International Relations Hannah would visit my flat and stay overnight doing her best Darth Vader impression with her overnight oxygen. She was quite the houseguest with all her food requirements but I do recall a delicious ratatouille she taught me to cook. In turn my flat was the catalyst for Hannah to live independently in her own flat.
In my final year at Uni my sight significantly reduced. At this time Hannah had been a long established Guide Dog owner with her dog Bella and convinced me to apply for my own. Our dogs Susie and Bella enjoyed many free runs together. Bella is no longer with Milli and Mark and my Susie has been retired. My current dog is Ella.
Like with fellow trustee Zoe, the employment game has been difficult to gain a foothold. I feel very privileged to be a trustee for Hannah’s Fund. The role I’ve fallen into is marketing and social media. Some of you may be thinking “marketing for a blind person is an odd combination” and you would be right. However, my very talented husband is a sign writer and has helped us produce banners and other graphics.
It is a real honour to work with the Lindfield family and the various offshoots, they really are the nicest and down to earth family you’ll ever meet.