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The MRKH Connect team are delighted to welcome Charlie Bishop to the MRKH Connect team joining as our newest trustee!  Charlie has been fundraising for us for a while now and behind the scenes has been helping out with the website and by raising awareness through her personal blog and the crazy challenges she sets herself.  We asked her to join the team because of her enthusiasm and support for our cause and we think she will be a really great asset as part of the board.  

Charlie has written a blog about being asked to be a trustee and the value of the support network for those of us with MRKH - its called Connections to last a lifetime please do check it out if you get a chance 

We are really very pleased she said yes! 

We asked Charlie a few questions so you can find out some more about her: 

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What do you do for a living?

I interpret satellite imagery and process it to extract information useful for a range of sectors including Oil and Gas, Mining and Engineering. 

How long ago were you diagnosed with MRKH?

I was diagnosed at 17 following a laparoscopy and have been going to the support groups at QCCH ever since (I am now 33) 

What inspired you to support MRKH Connect?

In the UK there are a number of groups associated with MRKH but perhaps only one or two charities and this was one that was very close to mine and my friend and challenge partner Jen's heart.  Having known Kelly for a while what the site is striving to achieve is what I believe is needed and it does fill a gap not provided elsewhere. I very much look forward to being part of the team now and being part of its future moving forward 

Tell us some interesting things we may not know about you?

The list is probably endless - but I am mildly addicted to dry roasted peanuts, I used to hate exercise now I do it almost every day and set myself these bonkers challenges to provide myself some focus and a target, I am the Chairman of a Special Interest Group on Geological Remote Sensing and I am an Associate Editor for a Scientific Journal.  I also love Disney, fluffy things and cartoons and according to my boyfriend generally exciteable about pretty much anything which I am sure can be no bad thing! :)