Ruth Marchant, Exeter

Ruth Marchant
Ruth Marchant
I feel completely honoured to fill the position as the new trustee for Exeter. Some of you know me from attending past DPCV events, or from the Family Faculty at PenCRU.

Although being a trustee is very new to me, I am not new to DPCV or to being a parent carer. I am a mum to three children, and a carer to my youngest don Josh, who has Cerebral Palsy (Hemiplegia), Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities. He is nearly 13 and has just started Year 8 at a mainstream secondary school.

My new role will undoubtedly present me with fresh challenges, constructive and exciting ones as well as some more difficult ones – so please bear with me while I find my feet.

Why I become involved with DPCV: One of my goals is to try and open up a dialogue with more carers and parents within Exeter and the local community. It is a huge privilege to be able to represent fellow parents and carers throughout Exeter. I am looking forward with great excitement to continuing the invaluable work that the trustees have done in the past, and together with our new team taking DPCV into the future.