Lady De Ramsey was born in Berkshire and spent her working life in London in the Interior Design world. In 1984 Alison married John, they have three children and live in Abbots Ripton.
Since 1994 she has been involved with Ormiston Families, a charity working with disadvantaged families all over East Anglia. She helped set up a project in Highpoint Prison which runs children’s visits to their fathers. She has been a Trustee of the charity and is now on the fundraising committee that organises events mainly in London.
Alison is a Vice Patron of the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and also of The Cambridgeshire Young Carers Trust and a Patron of The Papworth Trust Centenary Circle. Since 2011 she has been a volunteer working for Citizens Advice Witness Service, working with Prosecution witnesses in Peterborough Crown Court. She is Chairman of an annual event in London raising funds for “Casting for Recovery” a charity which runs fishing retreats for women with breast cancer. At home she is in charge of the programme of restoration of the houses and cottages on the family farm and estate.
Alison’s hobbies are horse racing, gardening and travelling and her limited spare time is spent helping her daughter run her clothing business.
Alison was the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire for 2009/10, and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2016.