Five minutes with Loretta Webb – patient group volunteer

Loretta Webb, one of our patient group volunteers, joins us for five minutes….

Loretta, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a volunteer for Get A-Head as well as a patient group member. I am 45-years-old with four children, three boys and one girl aged 21, 20, 17 and 16 and a granddaughter who was one in February.

What does your volunteering involve?

I do a number of things including help organise the wonderful annual ball, patient group Christmas party, awareness bus and other events.

How long have you been working with Get A-Head?

Four years as I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five years ago and got involved as my journey began.

What are your hobbies and interests?

Football (watching), walking the dog and looking after my beautiful granddaughter, concerts and musicals.

What is your dream holiday destination?

Canada (to stalk Bryan Adams)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Go to Canada, donate to Get A-Head, treat the family and buy a house by the sea in Sand Bay, Somerset.

What is your favourite book?

I love an autobiography but a favourite is Behind Closed Doors by Jenny Tomlin (Martine McCutcheon’s Mom)

Tell us one surprising fact about yourself

You will find me most weekends at West Bromwich Football ground in the loud Smethwick end where I am a season ticket holder with two of my boys.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with Get A-Head?

The wonderful friendships I have made and inspirational people I have met.

What would you say to people who have made a donation or volunteered for Get-A-Head?

Thank you! It is a very worthwhile charity; I for one owe them an awful lot and enjoy giving something back.

Photo credit: SHVETS production