- What’s your volunteer role? I volunteered to design the BEA database, and I now support and develop it as new requirements arise. I also help deliver newsletters, assisted in the past at Singing for the brain and do occasional poetry recitals at Bramley Lawn.
- How long have you been a volunteer? Since September 2012
- Why did you get involved? My hours in my paid job at WEA had to be reduced, so I had time on my hands. As I’ve got older I’ve realised the value in supporting the older generation. It won’t be long before I’ll be there myself!
- Three words that sum up BEA for you? Concerned, enquiring, compassionate
- What do you get out of volunteering? A feeling of wellbeing, and networking with my local community.
- What else do you like doing? Opera (listening to and going to), cycling, visiting charity shops in search of bargains, reading poetry
- Where were you born? St Mary’s Hospital, Armley
- What’s your favourite film? Any film with Charles Laughton (such as Witness for the Prosecution)
- And your favourite book? Too many to mention! The one I’m reading at the moment is a biography of Mozart’s librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte.
- Tell us one interesting fact about yourself I have, and have always had, a secret yearning to be an opera singer!