If you ask me…

Who has had the biggest influence on you?
A project support worker at the YMCA influenced me to
repair my relationship with my children, have feelings again and be
able to try.

Which health or social care professional has been most use
to you?
Ray McKnight who helped me to begin my progress to

If you ran care services in your area what would you do
Bring in more successful recovery projects and qualified
people with unique experiences.

Name one thing that would make your life better?
Returning to work.

What event most changed your life?
An accident in 1960 when I was seven. It took me four
years to walk again.

What would you ban?
The sale of alcohol anywhere kids buy sweets and comics.

If you won the lottery how would you spend the money?
A home for myself; trust funds for my children and their
mother. I’d like to fund something within the voluntary sector.

What is your greatest achievement?
In 1991 I ran the London marathon and raised nearly
£6,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

When were you last angry?
When the government decided to axe my benefit and I had
six weeks left in rehab.

When did you last cry?
December 2002, at the birth of my grandson Travis.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
To try. Without that we have no chance.

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