Rita Dodsworth

Rita Dodsworth

Born locally and lived in the area all my life. Went to East Dean Grammar School, then worked for HSBC until having children. Did various part time work when my children were young, then trained as an Accounting Technician. Recently retired after 15 years working for a group of farms. Have been a school Governor at primary and secondary schools and chairman of the PTA.

I am married with three children and two grandchildren. I love travelling, visiting new places and seeing how life in other countries compares to ours. I am Treasurer of a local Twinning Association and really enjoy our visits to France. I enjoy cooking & entertaining. I like to have friends and family around for huge gatherings and love to cook. Gardening is another love and takes up a lot of my time.

I joined the Board of the Orchard Trust in 2017 and have been Treasurer since 2018.

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  • 28/04/2020 2:18pm
  • During these difficult and uncertain times it is comforting to see new life on our smallholding – from lambs and piglet to the natural cycle of the season with fresh leaves and the blossoms of spring.