Patricia Craig

  1. What’s your volunteer role? On the ‘shop floor’ at Bramley Community Shop.Patricia Craig
    I serve customers and put out goods and clothes.
  2. How long have you been a volunteer? About 10 years, at first as a bus escort, then came to the Stanningley Road shop when it first opened.
  3. Why did you get involved? I wanted to do something local that focused on older members of society, because other ‘causes’ are better supported.
  4. Three words that sum up BEA for you? community, caring, fun
  5. What do you get out of volunteering? I love getting to know more people from the local community. We’re all friends here and have a good laugh, so it feels much more than just a shop. And I spend loads on all the cheap clothes!
  6. What else do you like doing? I’ve been a psychology teacher at Leeds City College, since 1993. I teach on an access course for older people. I love listening to music, and going to gigs, particularly classic rock. And I’m learning to play the ukulele at Bramley Lawn.
  7. Where were you born? Belfast
  8. What’s your favourite book? The Interpretation of Murder’ (Jed Rubenfeld)
  9. And your favourite film? Life of Brian
  10. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself Years ago a friend persuaded me to go to a gym. I got on the treadmill at its slowest speed, and when I got off I was so light-headed that I had to be looked after!