Aislinn, born in Lambeth in London, moved to Bressingham when only a few weeks old and her sister was only 3. Aislinn graduated from West Suffolk College last year where she took a degree in applied computing. Now she works for a software solution company doing websites and integrating hardware. The company employs 8 or 9 people who work from home.
They work from 9 to 5.30pm with an hour’s lunch break. Aislinn’s boss is in touch with her by email or telephone most days and the team of workers regularly talk to each other or have text based chats on the internet.
Aislinn has many interests. Besides her job she also helps friends with websites and has set up one for the South Norfolk Symphonic Youth Band (she is their website manager). The band is based in Diss and for young people from 8 to their mid 20’s. They give about 30 concerts a year and have raised thousands of pounds for charity. Aislinn plays the clarinet with them – see their website >>. Aislinn also plays with the RAF Honnington Voluntary Band. They too do concerts for charity and recently raised £8,000 for “help the heroes” – see their website >>. Aislinn was born with a disability called arthrogryposis and muscular dystrophy. She cannot walk or stand for long and uses a wheelchair when she goes out. She has had 19 operations in her life because of her condition, but she was brought up not to think that this should stop her from doing anything. She keeps fit by going to the gym and swims once a week. She was 3 when her father died, bBut she feels a great connection with him as not only was she born on his birthday – but she also uses his clarinet. She is thinking of taking up the saxophone too to broaden her repertoire.
Anyone looking to set up a website ought to be in touch with Aislinn – T: 07729 435 344 and email. She has great talent and there is nothing stopping her.