Meet Becky Collie

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At Clan, we have our team of superheroes who make it their mission to support clients in any way they can. We spoke to one of our new CFS Practitioners, Becky Collie, to get to know one of the many superheroes who have the power to help.

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Tell us a bit about yourself, who you are, where have you come from?

My name is Becky and I'm originally from England but have moved around a lot and have lived in Elgin now for over 16 years. I have two grown-up daughters, the last of which is just about to head off to university in Edinburgh. My background is in education.

What made you want to work for Clan?

With my youngest daughter about to leave home I feel ready for a new challenge! I have worked with children and families for all of my working life and I really want to help people cope with the challenges that life throws at them. The work that Clan does and everything that Clan stands for is fantastic and I feel honoured to be a part of it.

How did you end up in this line of work?

My background is in education and I originally trained as a primary school teacher. Somehow, I began working with children with special needs and then I specialised in autism. For the last five years I have worked with autistic pupils of all ages and their families.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I once sang live on stage with the band Showaddywaddy (if you’re under the age of 45 then you may have to look them up!)

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I went through all of the usual phases – ballet dancer, vet, pop star etc but then, as a teenager I wanted to be a journalist. However, at the age of 16 I did work experience at my local newspaper, The Lincolnshire Echo, for two weeks and I hated it! That was the end of that!

Who is your hero?

For me it has to be Nelson Mandela. He was completely selfless and he fought to bring liberty and justice to his people. What an amazing man!

Can you give us two truths and one lie about yourself?

1. I have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

2. I am a vegan.

3. I have done aerobatics in an RAF jet plane.

Number 2! (I am not a vegan)

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