Hi, my name is Lydia Hirst and I’m a new Trustee for Ring20. I am very much looking forward to learning more about Ring20: how the charity supports families as well as enabling research into this disease. In my professional life, I worked in the chemicals industry and then set up my own management consultancy. In recent years, I have designed and delivered management and leadership training courses in the UK and abroad. Due to Covid, my training stopped abruptly last March and I am now tutoring young people in maths and physics. I intend to do this privately as well as volunteering with charities that support disadvantaged students. Over the years, I have been involved with many charities. Most recently, I was a Trustee with Guideposts Trust a mental health and well-being charity based in Oxfordshire. I was the Chair for 5 years and prior to that a Trustee. I hope that my skillset will be of value to the board of Ring20 and look forward to meeting many of you in the near future.