As a trustee of Getaway Girls I feel very happy and encouraged at the way the organisation works with the young women in and around Leeds.   Getaway Girls was formerly my place of work and a place where I had seen young women motivated, supported and uplifted in many aspects of life.

Although retired from paid employment four years ago I have still be involved with Getaway Girls in a different capacity and when asked to join the management team as a Trustee I gladly agreed.

I am not a spring chicken but having been a teenager in the 60’s I have an appreciation and an understanding of changing times.  The 60’s has been rightly declared the revolutionary decade for music, fashion and debate on life changing issues.  Today the world of young women is an ever changing environment and I believe that Getaway Girls is a place where young women have a voice which is able to influence change for the better.

Having volunteered for over 35 years for Guiding UK, I am aware of the needs of girls and young women and feel I can work alongside my trustee colleagues to keep Getaway Girls moving forward in this changing climate.

I enjoy my family, having a husband, two married children and three grandchildren, I also have a large loving extended family and church family.  I am a trustee and member of my local Baptist church and I am a committed Christian.  My ‘free’ time is spent as much as possible with my grandchildren, walking with my friends and family, reading and knitting.