Karen has been involved with the Lewisham Irish Centre for a number of years and has been a Trustee since 2005. Karen is the Treasurer of the Management Committee.
Karen feels a strong connection to Ireland with her mother growing up there before moving to the UK. As a qualified, registered childminder Karen set up the mother and toddler group with Carol Faithfull 8 years ago. In March 2007, the group won Lewisham’s Childminder of the Year Award. The group organises arts and crafts based on Irish tales and sagas for the Lewisham Irish Festival. Over the past few years, Karen has helped arrange the popular children’s Halloween and Christmas parties and helped out with events throughout the year.