Member of the Month - March 2017

Helen M

What made you join Cam City WI?

I was looking to join a WI for a while but never seemed to get around to it! Then Bronwyn was telling me about how fabulous Cam City was and hey presto!

Who inspires you and why?

I have along list of people who inspire me,  all for very different reasons! 


  • Florence Nightingale - using evidence in nursing for the first time.

  • Nelson Mandela - standing strong for his beliefs and bringing about far reaching change.

  • The Queen- great leader with great insight.

  • Aung Sang Suu Kyi - another strong woman who was steadfast in her beliefs to bring about change despite the personal consequences. 

  • JK Rowling - Talented but very grounded woman who is highly philanthropic.

  • My Mum - strong woman who quietly lives her life but impacts so many in her community.

What's your life philosophy?

Life is short; make the most of it! 
Along the way, treat others as you want to be treated yourself.

What are your secret skills / guilty pleasures / what's your poison?

I love lots of art and crafts and have lots of projects on the go. They have to be completed quickly though as outside of work Im not very patient!

I like nothing more than crafting all day with friends and a glass on wine!

I love great food and wine.  The last wine festival I went to I tasted 42 different wines in 4 hours! I needed a hearty breakfast, snacks and meal afterwards!

Guilty Pleasure - Handbags. A girl can never have enough!

If you had a million pounds, what would you do with it?


I’d be so shocked I would probably put it in the bank and not tell anyone to start with! Once I’d gotten over the shock, I would definitely pay the mortgage off, share it with family and then plan lots of holidays!

What's on your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list as such but I do have a long list of places in the world I want to visit clipped to my calendar!

What would your ideal day entail?

I can’t decide on one so can I have more than one please?


  • Walking up a hill on a dry day with my husband Graham,  and being amazed at what I see around me.

  • Wondering around an ancient site in a foreign country, enjoying what I see and meeting the locals (who always seem to want selfies!)

  • Walking across a beach in wild weather- it certainly gets rid of cobwebs!

There are lots more but more than 3 would be greedy!