A little bit about me,
I have always lived in Sussex, I went to school in Hailsham and in my teens the family moved to Punnetts Town. My first job was working at Timber & Builders merchants and then I joined the Civil Service, where I stayed for over 25 years.
My journey into the world of being a Celebrant started in 1998, I was 27 and my Uncle had passed away. My Aunt asked me if I would be prepared to say a few words at his funeral, I was honoured and incredibly nervous - after all, you don't get a second chance if you get things wrong..
The service went well and I was so proud to have been a part of it, I was able to say the things that other friends and family members wanted to - but couldn't.
During my time as a Civil Servant I had the pleasure of meeting some of the nicest people anyone could wish to - and, at times I experienced the very worst things that thankfully many people will never have to, but all providing me with a broad and diverse set of life skills / experiences.
From that funeral back in 1998 I went on to speak at every family funeral since and it got me thinking - what a rewarding job it would be to be a part of such an important part of someone's farewell.