Sylvia’s Story


Hello. My name is Sylvia and I have been a trustee with Qube for just over 2 years, having moved to Shropshire in 2016.

I’ve had in many roles throughout my career, all involving working with people: as a social worker, city councillor, justice of the peace, member of a children’s safeguarding board and Healthwatch. I wanted to continue working in the community once I retired and made the excellent decision to help Qube.  I am also involved with the Three Parishes Big Local initiative in Gobowen, St Martin’s and Weston Rhyn.

I work closely with Laurel, Bridget, Paula and the other Qube trustees.

Qube most definitely helps me to keep my brain active – there are so many different aspects to the work we do. I enjoy meeting new people as well as feeling that I am doing something useful and valuable our community.

Since we had to close Qube HQ it has been great to be part of the twice-weekly staff meetings.  It’s not something that we would usually do as trustees but now we can just by sitting at home and joining all the video meetings. When I’m not involved with Qube I am an avid reader and knitter in any spare time and have two dogs to look after.

Of course, video, when you see just head and shoulders, is not the same as seeing the whole person, so I do miss visiting everyone and travelling to Oswestry. The first things I’m going to do when things get back to ‘normal’ are a visit to the hairdressers for me and the groomers for my dogs – both are equally important!

My favourite biscuit of all times is a plain water biscuit.

My top three lock-down songs are

  1. The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
  2. Always on my mind – Willie Nelson
  3. Your Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers


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Sylvia has been taking part in the Qube 2.6 challenge. Click here to find out how…