I retired from the NHS in February 2019, where I worked for 37 years, I started my career as a Medical Records Receptionist, Clinical Coder for Accident & Emergency based at the Victoria Infirmary, I was responsible for collating statistics that fed into a worldwide database for The World Health Organisation, these stats helped show trends with health concerns worldwide and what treatments were given. I pride myself in helping others, so it was a natural progression that I became a Shop Steward for Unison, a post I enjoyed massively, during my 25 years as a Shop Steward, only two members lost their jobs, but countless others remained in their jobs with my support. I am a well-known figure around various NHS Hospitals, as my career saw me relocate to the Rotten Row Hospital then ending in the Royal Infirmary. I have been a member of the NHS Credit Union for 18 years, which has proven invaluable for providing for my family, Husband Norrie, Daughter Pam, 4 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Sitting on the Board of Directors, a position held for 15 years, allows me to share my life experiences and share best practices, as we go forward together. The important message I want to get across, in my biography, is to remind other members who like me are retired or due to retire soon, please understand, your NHS Credit Union membership is for life not just for Christmas.