Heather’s story

 

Hello. My name is Heather, I have been a trustee with Qube for three years and I am the Chair of Trustees.

I had come to know about Qube and some of the valuable work they do in the community as part of my involvement with Oswestry Chamber of Commerce and dealings with Oswestry Town Council. This is why I chose to join the trustee board.  I also wanted to be able to offer support through my local contacts, knowledge and skills. Little did I know just how much more to Qube there is!

I work closely with Laurel our Chief Officer and my fellow trustees but have been enjoying more regular contact with everyone during the recent crisis.

The thing I love most about my role, I have to say, is the team, they truly are amazing. I think it takes a special type of person to work at Qube and fortunately for us not only we have attracted them, but they stay! We have a team with a wide range of skills and experience who come together to create a fabulous support service for the young through to the elderly.

On a personal level, I too get to be part of the team. I have learned so much about how charities and the local community work and the types of support our community needs. I’m now much more aware of just how significant a difference Qube makes.

I’d struggle to say I’ve made working at home fun. Being unable to see people, unless via a computer screen, is the worst thing. Nevertheless, we have come up with creative ways to keep in touch and make sure we get our fix of silly nonsense each day. The good weather makes things bearable, so I aim to eat my lunch outside, listen to the birds and watch my flowers grow.

Not seeing people has been hard enough to deal with, but I miss the Qube building too; I always get a warm welcome.  Every time I visit there’s something new, whether it’s art, something for sale in the cabinets or some quirky thing on someone’s desk with a personal story attached to it.

Let’s just say when we get back to ‘normal’ there is going to be a lot of hugging going on. I never hugged the team before but I think it’s going to have to be done. So, look out!!!!

My favourite biscuit of all times is a fig roll.

My top three lock-down songs are

  1. Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne (because of the wonderful father and daughter lipsynch and dance routine that went viral
  2. Spell Songs – Scatterseed
  3. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka Khan

 

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