Diane has lived in Herefordshire for over 30 years. During this time she has been involved in a wide range of Voluntary and Community Groups.
As chair of Herefordshire Carers Support for a number of years she worked with the trustees to bring together two Carers Organisations to support the voice of Carers in the County.
Working for the Royal Voluntary Service gave her great insight into the challenges people face living in isolated rural communities and also the impact that volunteers can have in changing the lives of isolated individuals and communities, she was a Non-Executive Director for Herefordshire Primary Care Trust where she worked to ensure that the voice of the patient and carer was heard at the Board table.
In 2012 she was honoured to be awarded an MBE in recognition of 20 years of continuous voluntary service as an advocate and voice for vulnerable groups in mental health, children’s and older people’s services.