I joined the Independent Living Association Forth Valley several years ago as someone who, although not disabled myself, had an interest in disability.

I soon became involved – first as someone to take Minutes – and very soon was appointed Company Secretary.

My duties are many and varied from helping serve teas and coffees at the ILA Café to doing the OSCR and Companies` House Returns.

When I retired as a teacher, I never thought that my `next life` would be so fulfilling. Being a Volunteer is so worthwhile – I can certainly recommend it.