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Providing practical, social and emotional support to

children and young people with cancer and

related illnesses, their families, friends and those bereaved.

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Meet Val… our Lead Coordinator for children, young people and families

With a number of new staff coming onboard Team Jak in August, Allison suggested that we put together a “Meet the Staff” post to introduce ourselves.
For those who don’t know me I am Valerie Brodie and my job title is Lead Coordinator for children, young people and families and I have been in post since the beginning of July. During that time I have been fortunate enough to meet some of our families who have used the Den over the summer and I am looking forward to meeting you all in due course.
I have recently retired as Headteacher at Letham Primary School in Livingston after a total of thirty six years in Education. In my last year as HT I worked with Allison and I am now delighted to be working for her to support the fantastic resource she has established here in Jak’s Den.
What can I tell you about me?
I have been married for twenty four years to my husband Russell and we have three children. Our eldest daughter Caitlin lives and works in London, Eilish lives and works in Aberdeen and our son Lewis is going into fifth year at High School.
We also have three cocker spaniels and four chickens. I haven’t really had a lot of time for hobbies being a busy working mum all my life but I really enjoy walking, reading, cooking and sewing but most of all family times when everyone can get together and catch up at home.
I am thoroughly enjoying my new role and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone connected with Team Jak Foundation and I am very keen to build on and develop the wonderful work that Allison has established. Thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome and for the valuable feedback and suggestions that you have made to ensure that the activities and support that we provide is what you want and need.
Kind Regards⭐

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