About the speaker
Avril has just hit the dizzy heights of 60. She has worked in the third sector as fundraiser and business manager for over 35 years, but has just retired from her day job last December. She was born just outside Ruthin, moving to London in 1959 going back to Ruthin in 1978. She moved to Cardiff in 1981 where she has lived ever since.
She is now running her own business and is enjoying the new challenges that this has brought. She is passionate about conservation, saving energy, recycling and helping good causes such as the Sumataran Orang Utan Society, which she hopes to visit one day. She adores Owls, travel especially to Kefalonia, gardening, she has her own allotment and watercolour art which she is average at!
She is married to John, a retired T V cameraman and has a daughter Sophie .