I have been a member of the Beaumont Society since March 2000. I have three grown up children and 5 grandchildren. I am TS, I have been full time since January 2002. I had my surgery in March 2005 and I have never looked back, it was the best thing that I have ever done.
Over the years I have supported many of the venues in the south, The Totton Disco, Lyndhurst, The Southern Girls weekends at the Laguna Hotel Bournemouth. (I don’t think I have ever missed one!) I have also supported the Blackpool TG Weekends.
For many years I was the Beaumont Society’s ‘Big Sister’ for Hampshire. I met my best friend through the Big Sister page of the magazine in 2007 and have been supporting her ever since as she gradually moves towards Transition.
I am now retired; I have time on my hands to give something back to the Society. For the last year I have been assisting Eleanor Roberts, Southern Region Organiser as AO for Hampshire a position that I will continue to do.
I still felt that I had more to offer and when I saw that the society was looking for a new Vice President I applied and was delighted to have been accepted.
As your Vice President I will do my best to support our President Jane and the other members of the Executive Committee. I also hope that I will have the opportunity to visit groups around the country.
Outside the Beaumont Society my interests include Hayling Island U3A where I run their Visits and Outings, I am also Social Chair at my local social club where I also run the clubs web site, Holidays and outings.
In my ‘spare’ time I take a lot of holidays (8 last year) these included a fourteen day road trip to Ireland and I discovered cruising having been persuaded to go on a seventeen night taster from Southampton to the Mediterranean. I loved it so much that I booked a sixteen night cruise to the Baltic and St Petersburg in 2019 on the fourth day of the cruise.
Sporting wise I used to do a lot of running, I completed the second London Marathon in 1983. My knees will no longer allow this so I have learnt to swim and have become a member of Warner’s Sinah Warren Leisure Club. Being able to swim is quite a good idea when you live on a very flat island!