Sister Talk – From Nicola Huxley

Sister Talk – From Nicola Huxley

‘My 12 months mentoring a teenage girl on the Big Sister programme had an amazing impact on me. My Little Sister was feisty, a strong character and sometimes she channelled her energy inappropriately and got into trouble. We connected on A Discovery Day in her school and I adored her instantly! We met a couple of times a month over the year, sometimes more as she was going through a tough time and needed me. A few months into the programme her mother was diagnosed with cancer and was terminally ill. As fate would have it I lost my Dad to cancer 4 years previously so I genuinely had some experience of the emotional journey ahead and this took our relationship to another level. I think fate had a hand in putting us together and she taught me as much about myself as I gave to her. I met a 15 year old who inspires me and my outlook on life will never be the same. If you are thinking about becoming a Big Sister, stop thinking and just do it, it is life affirming and as much about your own development as hers,’

Nicola Huxley, an award winning financial advisor and MD at Sphere Financial Services