Meet a Member: Cynthia


We often receive feedback about the positive impact of Sutton Shares on the lives of its members. Here’s a snapshot from one of our members, Cynthia:

Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a retired teacher who lives in Banstead, a great village just outside Sutton. I’ve also done research into family relationships, having had a large family with children, stepchildren and lots of grandchildren. I now enjoy playing in the Quaker Steel Band, run a small philosophy seminar, and am involved with the campaign to tackle loneliness in Sutton

What skills do you offer on Sutton Shares?
It’s sometimes difficult to identify which skills I have – but I can cook and look after children and have made offers based on those practical skills – I guess I have some experience of life!

What attracted you to the idea of timebanking?
Timebanking makes a lot of sense – there are thousands of capable retired people around who need motivating to do more than playing bridge or golf. They could offer a lot and receive lots of help themselves especially with such things as new technology.

In what ways have you benefited from being a member of Sutton Shares?
I’ve had help sorting out my Kindle, so my books are better organised on the device, and some assistance with Skype and FaceTime so I can connect more easily with family and friends through video calls.