Born in South London & living there her whole life, Karin developed a love of the beautiful game in her childhood. Sadly in the 70’s girls were not allowed to play & as she was NOT into any of the usual “girl sports” of the era she quickly became a bookworm & did fairly well at school.
She spent most of her working life in middle management for large companies whilst bringing up 3 children. She successfully fought Thyroid cancer in 1996 but in 2012 again began to feel unwell. So unwell that she had to move from full time to part time work the year later.
After 3 years of many tests & many diagnoses – She was told she had Fibromyalgia which is a progressive invisible illness, along a host of other related problems which limit her abilities on most days.
During this time, in 2013 Karin attended a Charity football event after being asked to bring some of her Celebrity friends to a fundraiser to help out. But after the game, she realised that Charity Football had a lot of expenses attached to it. Such as costs for the ground hire, staff, Celebrity Public Appearance fees etc & whilst the larger charities have funds to cover these expenses, smaller charities & individuals that needed help just could not hold these kinds of events, completely cutting out their access to these fundraising streams.
So she called on some celebrity friends she had made over the years & put the idea of creating a completely voluntary team, aimed at supporting people in local communities, smaller charities & even individuals if they need help.
Celeb FC was born in 2014.
Her love for football (an avid Liverpool Fan of almost 3½ decades), the wonderful celebs who understand what they do & why & of course the staff (her 3 daughters Roxanne, Courtney & Jade) created the Celeb FC Family.
Sadly (Or as Karin herself would say ANNOYINGLY) due to ill health she had to stop working at the end of 2015, which is something she always loved but the upside is, she is completely devoted now to Celeb FC & the small charities they support (Usually on her laptop in her PJ’s).
Celeb FC has met some wonderful people in the 5½ years it has been running both from the charities it supports & the celebrities who get on board & stay as they understand & believe in what Celeb FC does. Celeb FC is truly a community, a Family.