Marian Padbury

  1. What’s your volunteer role?
    Escort.
  2. How long have you been a volunteer?
    8 years at BEA (and 38 years for the Scout Movement)
  3. Why did you get involved?Marian Padbury portrait
    After retiring at 64 I needed something to occupy my time.
  4. Three words that sum up BEA for you?
    A lifeline, support, friendship
  5. What do you get out of volunteering?
    Satisfaction, fun, helping others, motivation.
  6. What else do you like doing?
    Most of my time is taken up with Scouts, but I do crafts, walking the dog and gardening…
  7. Where were you born?
    Hazlewood Castle, just outside Leeds. It was made into a maternity hospital during the war.
  8. What’s your favourite film?
    Singing in the Rain’. First saw it when I was 9 years old.
  9. And your favourite book?
    Anything Agatha Christie.
  10. Tell us one interesting fact about yourself
    If I start something or join something I stick at it through thick and thin. (I worked at Leeds City Council for 34 years, married 52 years, scouting 38 years, same house 52 years. Boring or what?!

August 2015

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