In August 2003, Christine's world was turned upside down. Instead of holding her newborn baby, she found herself watching a fragile little bundle, ventilated and fighting for life in an incubator. Christine immediately found herself learning how to be a carer as well as a first-time mum. Her journey has been:
"Devastating, traumatic and frustrating at times, but my eyes and heart have been opened to a world of love and joy I previously knew little about."
Skiggle was set up in 2016 as a direct consequence of forgetting to pack some of her son, Will's, enteral feed because of her "busy mum" brain. Read the story behind Skiggle.
Before establishing Skiggle, Christine ran her own boarding kennels, cattery, and dog grooming business from 1991-2011 before having to retire due to Will's declining health. She now works as a full-time carer for Will and is responsible for the day to day running of the charity, including its continued growth and development.
Juggling busy family life with her husband and three children; school runs, hospital visits, homework, sports days, concerts and running a home, Christine also promotes the work of Skiggle at events up and down the country. She manages the charity's social media engagement and makes much-needed cups of tea.
In her spare time, Christine loves walking, running, gin festivals, singing along to 80s pop music and skiing.