I was born in The North East of England but moved to Gt. Yarmouth with my parents and have been here ever since.
I met my husband George, who was Greek Cypriot and studying at London University, he liked Gt. Yarmouth so he decided to stay. We eventually married with a Greek Orthodox as well as the traditional Church of England ceremony. George became a member of Gt. Yarmouth Rotary and of course I joined Inner wheel and loved being part of the Rotary family. By this time, we had two daughters.
Sadly, George died in 1992. So, I decided to indulge myself and went to UEA, studied Sociology and then gained a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I worked for Norfolk County Council as a social work manager and I loved it. Unfortunately, I was unable to remain a member of Inner Wheel during this time, but retirement enabled me to re-join my old club. This was particularly important to me as I needed a passion in my life, as both my daughters and their families, live away.
Inner Wheel has given me so much and enriched my life. I love all the fundraising events we organise, with all the associated fun and laughter and friendship. I also relish a challenge and Ladies we know that we are facing an enormous challenge in the coming years, as we are part of a rapidly ageing demographic. But the one thing we all know is that because; we promote true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and foster international understanding, we must not and will not fail. PINK ELASTIC WILL SAVE US!!!!
I look forward to meeting you all in the coming year.
My charity for the year will be Aspergers UK (East Anglia). Asperger East Anglia offers personal, friendly assistance for everyone with Asperger syndrome and their carers by providing a comprehensive and integrated service.