Europe role for disability champion
A CAMPAIGNER who has dedicated her life to supporting people with limb deficiencies has been appointed to the board of a European disability organisation.
Charlotte Fielder MBE was born with a shortened forearm and missing hand and will now sit on the not-for-profit European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre (EDRIC) board.
Mrs Fielder, from Old Windsor, said: "I am very honoured to be asked to join the board of EDRIC. It is an impressive organisation with a wealth of knowledge and very important aims."
The organisation is an umbrella for all the continent's different limbs support groups and helps them to share knowledge, expertise and support that will benefit people struggling with limb deficiencies.
Geoff Adams-Spink, chairman of EDRIC, said: "We're delighted to have someone of Charlotte's calibre and background to help us to lead our organisation to greater strengths.
"Charlotte's different experience of living with limb loss is our first step towards broadening our representation within the limb difference community."