Fertility support and awareness charity, Tiny Seeds, has announced the appointment of Nicholas Le Quesne to its Board of Governors.
In his professional capacity as an Advocate specialising in family law, Nicholas (pictured) is there to support those undergoing complex fertility treatment and understands the difficulties this can present. On a much more personal level he and his partner went through their own long and difficult fertility struggle, before finally welcoming their son following IVF treatment earlier this year.
Discussing his reasons for joining the Charity Board Nicholas shared: “I was extremely happy to be asked to join the board of governors of Tiny Seeds. Chloé and the rest of the board work tirelessly to provide support for those undergoing fertility issues and I have encountered that support in both a professional and personal capacity.
“I will do my utmost to assist the charity to grow and support my fellow board members with the important work that they do as well as increasing awareness of fertility issues encountered in Jersey by both men and women”
Nicholas’ appointment sees the Charity board increase to 5 members and he is the first man to join the growing team.
On his appointment, Chloé Fosse, Founding Governor and Charity Operations Manager for Tiny Seeds commented: “While it is usually the woman who bears the brunt of the physical side of fertility treatment, it is vital that men are supported too. They can often feel sidelined and as though they need to remain strong for their partners, navigating their own emotions silently.
“We want to send a clear message that they shouldn’t have to, Tiny Seeds is here to support everyone and with Nick’s appointment we are so pleased to be able to diversify and welcome the first man onto our board. We know that through his professional and personal experience Nick is going to be an asset to the charity and we can’t wait to see our work progress with him on the team!”