We are very pleased to announce the new Branch Coordinator for South London, Jessica Schmidt. Jess takes over from Charlotte Demetz and Catherine Allen.
Charlotte has been doing the role for many years and was supported by Catherine since 2019. Both Charlotte and Catherine’s careers are on an upward trajectory and demanding more time of them, making it difficult to remain as Branch Coordinators. But we thank them from the bottom of our heart for all the hard work and support they have given the Reach members in their area and the brilliant meet ups they organised.
Jess has written a bit about herself by way of an introduction. “David and I are originally from South Africa, but we have lived in South London for the last 10 years. Ellie, our “dog-daughter” joined the family first, followed by our Riley 16 months ago.
Dave works in marketing for a company that puts on marathons and triathlons all over the country, and I am a stay-at-home mum. Riley is the happiest little busybody who is obsessed with stars in any form (patterns on his clothes and pyjamas, pictures in books, cardboard cut-outs, you name it!), balls and his jungle gym. He has defied every expectation we have had and made every fear we had before he was born about what he wouldn’t be able to do or would struggle with seem utterly ridiculous”.
Welcome on board Jess, Dave, Riley and Elllie dog.