I trained as a Primary School teacher and taught for a couple of years before having a large family. I was a Foundation Governor of Carmel School in the 1980s.
Much later I worked as a teaching assistant for 12 years in a school for boys of 11- 16 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am now retired and living in Barnard Castle. I am a long standing member of St Mary’s RC Church and have strong links with the Parish and the School.