Claire has had a terrible year. Part way through last year she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Sadly in October of last year Claire lost her Mum to cancer and then her Dad 5 weeks later - nursing them both in hospital and at home until the end. She has several medical conditions, such as arthritis, psoriasis, and Myalgic Encephalopathy. However the one of most concern is the various patches of skin cancer she has. She has had this operated on but is very self conscious. Despite all of this she still continues her voluntary work. Any one of these problems would certainly be enough to slow most people down, but Claire remains a Governor and active helper of the PTA for the local school; she runs the local Beaver and Cub groups; runs the village playgroup; and is the Chair of the Women's Institute. Over the years she has also been involved in various other groups. Claire was awarded the Mayor's Civic award in 2007 for her voluntary work. Even with all of this, if you are in need, Claire will try to help you. No matter where she is she will always offer to help. Most importantly Claire is a loyal friend, mother and wife. As you can see Claire is an inspiration to all of us.