A day in the life of Kirsty Masters

Meet Kirsty, Nurture UK’s Recipient Co-Ordinator and cancer Survivor.

Find out what her day looks like, what gets her going in the morning, and what her one  piece of advice for a new donor is.

 

  1. Describe in 10 words or less what you do at Nurture.

I liaise with recipients and match them to donors.

 

  1. What does a typical day at Nurture look like for you?

First thing I do is check all my emails and respond to any recipient queries that have come through – as well as team updates on any matches that are currently in progress. I liaise with recipients either over email, on the phone or through social media. I’m also responsible for updating the UK FB page and replying to all the queries on FB.

We have a weekly team meeting and some days I travel to London to meet with the clinics or recipients face to face.

Each day is different and brings new exciting challenges.

 

  1. What was your day job before Nurture?

HR manager for a software company in London

 

  1. What has been the highlight of your Nurture career?

When our first Nurture UK baby was born …. and working with our fabulous team!

 

  1. What does the word “family” mean to you?

Everything…. My family are my world!!

 

  1. If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question – what would you ask?

Is there life beyond our planet?

 

  1. What is in your ideal picnic basket?

Lots of different types of cheese, crackers, hot chilli sauce, humus, crudites and a very chilled bottle of prosecco!

 

  1. What’s your superpower?

Remaining positive in the face of adversity…. I’m definitely a cup half full girl!

 

  1. What do you do when you’re not at work?

Spend time with my family, walk the dogs, exercising and painting when I get the rare chance!

 

  1. What is the one thing you would say to a brand-new egg donor?

Think about it really hard before you commit to a match – understand the impact this has and ask as many questions as you need to before you say ‘yes’.

 

  1. Describe the average Nurture egg donor in five words.

Amazing, selfless, kind, generous, wonderwomen

 

  1. Describe an average morning in your household. 

Rushed – coordinating the kids and dogs breakfasts, last minute homework, making packed lunches, packing bits necessary for activities after school – but once I’ve dropped them off at school, peace reigns… I get back, make myself a coffee and sit at my desk to work….

 

  1. What is your proudest achievement?

Surviving life-changing cancer treatment last year

 

  1. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

I have a few that I try and live by:

The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances…

Don’t be a victim….

Life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain…

Don’t judge people if you haven’t walked in their shoes….

 

  1. What is the biggest misconception about egg donation that you would wave a wand to clear up?

That you use up all your eggs – it’s the question most often asked!

 

Contact Kirsty on kirsty@nurturedonors.com or +44(0) 7749312155

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