Nonki will be focused on Administration. Helping to make sure the booking system is smooth and user friendly. She’ll also be helping out with finance admin, HR and supporting our operations teams.
Before joining Wheels for Wellbeing Nonki worked for 10 years in adventure playgrounds – the last 5 at an inclusive adventure playground in Stockwell. She was the inclusion project manager for 2 years and the head of access and inclusion for the last 6 months focused on increasing access for disabled children and young people. Experience that will come in very handy when she’s supporting our attendees booking their cycling sessions. Nonki did a lot of work around supported volunteering for disabled young adults. She says “My passion in that work was for championing the value of free play and especially child led play. I love adventurous play, the history of adventure playgrounds and the potential they have for being inclusive community spaces.”
Nonki also spent 3 years running her own tea-room/tea themed cocktail bar in Brixton Market with her sister and spent a bit of time working in music, touring the UK and little but of Europe as a PA/tour manager. A claim to fames is that she got to sit on Beyonce’s tour bus once! Although Beyonce wasn’t there at the time sadly.
Nonki’s early experience of inclusive cycling was when she worked as a PA to a Disabled adult who had a Roam side-by-side that they used to cycle around south London. Once getting stuck cycling up the hill to Dulwich Park, which is easy to do if you’ve ever attempted that hill.
Nonki is now studying part-time for an MA at Goldsmiths in Social Anthropology and says of her role at WfW “I’m especially happy to be working for an organisation that is still local to the areas I have been working in for the last decade. It’s been really lovely already to see names of people I’ve worked with some of whom I knew 10 years ago!”