10:22AM, Thursday 30 August 2012
A tireless fundraiser from Old Windsor who has a missing limb has been appointed as a director of a prestigious international disability organisation.
Charlotte Fielder MBE, of Malt House Close, has taken on the role of online safety officer for the European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre (EDRIC) advising how to stay safe online.
Last year the 49-year-old was targeted online by men with a fetish for women with missing limbs via Facebook, many pretending to have deficiencies themselves.
The mother-of-one, who was born missing a left hand, has worked for years to help people affected by limb deficiency, and said she is 'very honoured'.
She said: "It is an impressive organisation with a wealth of knowledge and very important aims and I am very much looking forward to playing my part in developing its work."
Charlotte has dedicated herself to supporting and fundraising for charities and groups connected with limb differences and was awarded an MBE in February last year for her work.
She is also author of Shared Experiences, a book for families affected by upper limb deficiencies and written in aid of the charity Reach, which she fundraises for.
EDRIC aims to bring together the world’s limb difference organisations to share knowledge, expertise and support to benefit those affected by the loss of one or more limbs.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.