Meet the Team

Sarah Wildgoose
Sarah Wildgoose (Chair)

Sarah and her husband Tom moved to Kent from London in 2010. Their first daughter Charlotte was born later that year. Sarah continued working as a Finance solicitor in London until the birth of their second daughter Martha in 2012. At birth, Martha was diagnosed with Down's syndrome and a very serious heart condition requiring surgery at 4 months. Thankfully Martha is now doing really well and is a bubbly and vivacious toddler. Sarah is enjoying being a full time mum to her two lovely girls.

Johanna Aiyathurai
Johanna Aiyathurai (Treasurer)

Johanna has three children including one child with DS. She qualified as a Physiotherapist and specialised in Neurological Rehabilitation in acute care before leaving the profession after her third child. In this time she ran a successful independent business as well as spending many years within the NHS. She has since moved on to be a Special Educational Needs Support Officer in her local Information and Advice Service. This means she works closely with families, carers and professionals to support individuals to navigate through the education system with a child with additional needs. She also loves wine and jumping in muddy puddles.

Helen Willcox
Helen Willcox (Secretary)

Helen grew up in Ashford and after furthering her education she went onto work for South Kent College for many years, where she was responsible for Admissions across the Ashford, Folkestone and Dover campuses. Shortly after having her first child in 2007, Helen and her husband were told their daughter had Down's syndrome. They went on to have a little boy two years later and it was at this point she gave up work. As well as being a busy mum, Helen is a leader at a large Brownie pack in Ashford, where she is known as Speckled Owl. She plays an active role and organises activities, trips and fundraising events where the children can work towards achieving their badges. She is also a parent helper at the school where her children attend.

Katerina Pollard
Katerina Pollard (New Parent Contact)

Katerina, better known as Trina, moved to Kent in 1999 to be with her husband Chris. She has four beautiful children. Trina is legal guardian to the two older children, Chantelle and Phillip and then went on to have the twins Lathan and Cailyn in 2009. Lathan was diagnosed with Down's syndrome and a complete AVSD (heart condition requiring surgery) at birth. He is now a very active young man who lives life to the max and keeps Trina on her toes! Trina is currently running a childminding business from home and training hard for an upcoming Marathon.