My name is Nicole. I am Mum to Abbie and Ollie, and I have been involved in the charity for over 13 years now. I first reached out to UpsnDowns after Ollie's arrival, when he was around 8 months old. The charity was at the time was very small, so, it has been an honour and a pleasure to have watched to charity grow over the years. I am passionate about advocating, supporting, and providing safe and comfortable environments to all the children, young people, and their families in our community.

I have recently left my teaching post a local special school, and now work for another local charity who support children and young people, with a range of services. I still have a keen interest in education and am a parent governor of the specialist provision Ollie attends.