Having worked for 26 years in the NHS as a nurse, my husband and I retired early and moved to Spain16 years ago. In 2006 a neighbour introduced me to the Cancer Care charity shop as they were recruiting volunteers.  Since then I  have worked one morning a week in the shop and as a result I have made many friends, from the other volunteers, customers and regular supporters.  

Living in the area, I became aware of the lack of support for patients and carers after discharge from hospital and feel strongly that we can develop a service to meet these needs in the community.  

In 2018 I became the secretary and work with the Committee to offer help and support for local people through their cancer journey.