June Sharp

  1. What’s your volunteer role?
    I wrote for blind and partially sighted people, and my late husband Arthur used to walk dogs for poorly people. We both did a regular route delivering newsletters for 6 years. I’m 81 now, so help in a small way – baking for cake stalls, reading medication leaflets and helping at singing with the older members.
  2. How long have you been a volunteer?
    13 years
  3. Why did you get involved?
    I went to join the swimming group and met Jayne on the way – the rest you can guess. I didn’t stand a chance!!
  4. Three words that sum up BEA for you?
    help, support, friendship
  5. What do you get out of volunteering?
    Satisfaction at being able to help others. Making friends, maybe learning a new skill.
  6. What else do you like doing?
    Children, dogs, singing, poetry. I was an infant teacher for 40 years. I’ve sung in 3 choirs and I’m now in the BEA singing group. I’ve owned 4 dogs (one at a time) since I retired.
  7. Where were you born?
    Bolton, Lancs.
  8. What’s your favourite film?
    Ryan’s Daughter
  9. And your favourite book?
    The Nation’s Favourite Poems‘ (edited by Griff Rhys Jones).
  10. Tell us one interesting fact about yourself
    Since I married Arthur in 1956 I have loved living in Yorkshire. I write a poem every year for Yorkshire Day, many of which went into the Bramley Challenge and a few even won certificates!

February 2013