Margaret Gilpin

  1. What’s your volunteer role?
    Delivering newsletters. I used to do the drop-in, be an exercise group leader, help in the shop, and be on the fundraising committee.Margaret Gilpin
  2. How long have you been a volunteer?
    Since October 2004.
  3. Why did you get involved?
    Needed things to fill my life – this is very satisfying and I never get bored.
  4. Three words that sum up BEA for you?
    An excellent charity that cares for people in my area. (Sorry, 10 words!)
  5. What do you get out of volunteering?
    Great satisfaction helping others – making new friends.
  6. What else do you like doing?
    I love painting, and go to an art group. I have a large family and I always make birthday cards for all of them.
  7. Where were you born?
    Kirkstall, Leeds
  8. What’s your favourite film?
    ‘A Town Like Alice’
  9. And your favourite book?
    ‘A Town Like Alice’ (Nevil Shute)
  10. Tell us one interesting fact about yourself
    My house is very untidy – I absolutely hate housework!. I live on my own except for a cat and a dog, both rescue animals.

January 2017

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