Born in Shropshire, I moved to Birmingham to follow a nursing career. After training as a R.G.N (Registered General Nurse), I became a Night Sister at Selly Oak Hospital. After some years I moved with my family to Bournemouth and opened Glen Carrig Nursing Home. During this time I joined the team of Michaels to open a much needed Night Shelter. When it opened, with my nursing experience, I was able to help rough sleepers with health problems and all ‘lumps and bumps’ as many were unable to visit a G.P. When the shelter closed I continued to support Michael House as a Director and fund raising. I continue to work in the Private sector on a part time basis caring for the elderly. I also give talks about the homeless which makes people aware of what is being done to help the most vulnerable people in our town, I help at a meal run mostly washing sore bleeding feet.
Why Michael House is important to me:
Being involved with Michael House from day one, I am so proud of what we have achieved. Over the years it has been a large part of my life, I have watched it grow giving so much help to very sad, unhappy people who require a kind word and a homely atmosphere in which to rebuild there lives. This is what Michael House has done, when I walk in the house it has a very special feel. I will continue to support the staff and residents in what ever way I can.