Photo Credit - Sophie Amelia Murray. Surrey
I’ve always enjoyed storytelling and been impressed by the influence and effect it has on people. I love engaging with people, diving headfirst into getting to know them. Whatever life we have led, I believe we all have a story worth writing about.
I started my professional life by training in journalism before becoming a mum in my early twenties.
As my children grew older I fulfilled a lifelong ambition and started working for the police. During my career with Surrey Police I had the privilege of supporting and helping some of the county’s most vulnerable people in my role as a Crime Investigator and a Specialist Sexual Offences Investigator.
I was recommended to Celebrancy by my police trainer Chris, and without a doubt, this is an amazing job. I love helping and supporting others both at times of sadness but also in times of joy, to create wonderful and meaningful memories through the preparation and delivery of a completely personal ceremony.
I was born in South London and grew up there into my late teens. I moved to Surrey 10 years ago, living on the outskirts of a little town called Leatherhead, with my two daughters, three dogs and two cats. My mum is my best friend and I am close to my brother and his family.
I have a busy and fulfilled life, which is enriched by the wonderful people and the animals I have around me. When I am not busy with work, I am most likely to be found wandering the beautiful Surrey Hills with my dogs.
Alongside my work I have also been a Judo Coach, undertaken voluntary work in schools, colleges and nurseries and I have raised money for a number of charities, the most recent being the NSPCC by doing a sponsored run up
all 38 floors of London’s iconic Gherkin building!
In case you were wondering, it took me 12 minutes and 23 seconds.