Opportunities and support for older people in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
What’s your volunteer role? I run the Lucky Numbers Club. I was Company Secretary on the board for 14 years, and also did admin work in the office for most of that time. I was also involved in producing the memory archive.
How long have you been a volunteer?
Why did you get involved? When I first retired in 1992 I did various courses (including maths, English literature and computing). A neighbour mentioned BEA, and I was looking for something to do.
Three words that sum up BEA for you?
Caring, informative, opportunities
What do you get out of volunteering?
Friendship with staff, volunteers and members, and a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
What else do you like doing? Embroidery and some knitting. I used to love to swim but I can’t now. And family!