What are your areas of special interest / particular skills?

Horticulture and propagation including grafting are my special interests I also like stained glass and ceramics


What do you enjoy most about your role with Barod?

I like working with people who may be less fortunate and need a bit of encouragement and pushing in the right direction

And trying to give something back after being in the care system myself

It’s great meeting new people and being able to teach and pass on skills


What is it like to work in your area of Wales or in your specific service?

We work in any area of south wales within a 20 mile radius,gardening is a great and therapeutic job and I also like the property maintenance side of it too.


Please tell us about your average day.

Meeting the volunteers at the next step then driving to tyfu café at Caerphilly where we pick up any more volunteers and food for the day

We then head of to a pre-arranged job for the day whether its gardening or fixing toilets

We also do flyering to advertise the business when we are quiet

The volunteers get stuck in and hopefully learn something from it

Also pricing up of potential work.