- 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.
- How long have you been a volunteer?
- 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!!
- Three words that sum up BEA for you?
help, support, friendship
- What do you get out of volunteering?
Satisfaction at being able to help others. Making friends, maybe learning a new skill.
- 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.
- Where were you born?
- What’s your favourite film?
- And your favourite book?
‘The Nation’s Favourite Poems‘ (edited by Griff Rhys Jones).
- 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!