Jennie Sands has been a member of Reach since birth and has been actively involved in many ways! From the age of 10 Jennie participated in the Reach Activity Week (RAW), and then went on to volunteer as a mentor, has previously spoken at our Annual Family Weekend whilst studying on her teacher training course, and was interviewed on LBC radio to raise funds and awareness for Reach.
Jennie is now 27 years old and lives in Brighton with her partner, she describes having had a ‘squiggly’ career in Education spending the majority of her career as a Primary School Teacher and HR professional. Excitingly she will soon be training to become a Education Mental Health Practitioner to work with children and young people with mild-moderate anxiety and depression.
Jennie has a ‘can do it’ attitude and believes being born with one arm and having toe-transplants on her other hand has allowed her to experience more of what life has to offer.
You can also find Jennie on our website What is it like to live life with one arm