I have been a Finance Manager, ran my own catering company but eventually decided to re-train and became a primary school teacher. I have also had experience of organizing many fundraising events, large and small, over the years. As someone who was born locally and lived almost all my life in this area, I grew up with the Priory and have always loved the building and the gardens. It is a very important building with a lot of history and I want to see it remain accessible to the people of Orpington and beyond. The house has a fascinating and long history and its preservation will be of interest to future generations.