My name is Anne Wilde. I am married to Joe and we have three children, James, Molly and Sam. We became members of Down Syndrome Liverpool when Molly was a baby. I co-founded DSL when we became an independent from the main DSA branch back in 2003 and have been honored to continue on the committee ever since.
In my first year as a Trustee I was the New Parent Contact for the charity and really enjoyed going out and meeting our new parents and their families. I hope in that role I was able to offer some help and advice. I have also held the office of the charity Secretary for 13 years and continue to support or new secretary by managing our emails and keeping up to date with social media, updating our website and popular Facebook page. I really try my best to answer all inquiries as fast as I can. If I can’t help you, I normally know a man who can!
I have worked full-time in a Runcorn secondary school since 1993 where I teach Art and Technology. However my own three children still manage to give me the run around every day of their lives! Life is an endless round of football, swimming, dancing etc and I am really proud of all my children’s achievements.
Molly is a real source of inspiration to me. Her determination is constant and she has a real stubborn streak, which helps her to realise her goals. The one thing I have learnt during my time with DSL is never to underestimate our children. They are so different and so unique and just given the right encouragement or a push in the right direction; they can achieve so much and have a real contribution to make in our society.