Katie joined Dystonia UK in 2013 when she was diagnosed with dystonia, after many years of searching for an answer to her symptoms. The charity helped her see she wasn’t alone, and she has made many friends through conferences and groups. She jumped at the opportunity to become a trustee to pay the help and support she received in the early days forward. She has a special interest in raising awareness of the condition and fundraising.

Katie lives in East Yorkshire with her family and Jack Russells. After working in the library service, she shares her passion for books and promotes authors on her blog. She loves whizzing through the countryside on her mobility scooter, writing, the sea, and tea.