Shirley has been running the Saltash BAPS (Blind and Partially Sighted) Social Club for 18 years. Thanks to Shirley and her team of volunteer drivers, up to 40 members from Saltash and the surrounding areas can enjoy the entertainment and refreshments that she organises each fortnight.
Shirley is also an active fundraiser, raising money throughout the year so that she can treat club members to special days out and she does all of this despite being registered as Severely Sight Impaired herself.
“I took over the running of the club in 1999. One day I went in as a member and came out as the club organiser! I get such a lot out of doing it. They’re a lovely group of people.”