Dorcas and her husband John have been in the licensed trade for more than thirty years. During that time Dorcas has been a member of the Licensed Victuallers’ National Homes (which is now the Licensed Trade Charity) and has raised funds on its behalf. Dorcas took office as Chairman of The Durham Ladies LVA and later was the President of the North and North East LVA. She has been a regional visitor for the last 4 years. ”I have met some very nice people during my visits – people who have not been as lucky in the trade, due to ill health or financial difficulties. I enjoy giving my time when it’s in the interest of helping those in need.”