“My husband Alan and I have been in the pub trade nearly 30yrs.  We started with Whitbread as managers and have managed pubs around the North East until we took our own pub on where we have been for the last 13 years.  I’ve always helped raise money or volunteered for charities, I often volunteer for the local hospice organising fund raising activities. I was proud to be Chair lady for Durham Ladies Auxiliary twice where we raised money for local charities. I look forward to being a volunteer for the LTC as a way of helping others who are having difficulties at the present time.”