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Cake Decorating

Judy - Contributer Judy set up her own company teaching cake decorating ... My name is Judy Kimmins and my passion is for cake decorating/sugarcraft, something I have been doing for over 25 years. What started as a hobby soon developed further and I decided it was time to take it a step further, studying for a City and Guilds qualification. In 2007 I made the decision to take early severance from my full time job and spend more time following my passion. I had a part time job working for a local charity which opened up…

Not Too Old To Join a Choir

Jackie - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Jackie who after her husband joined a choir got the music bug as well. My love of music goes back to my childhood. I played a couple of musical instruments whilst at school and have always enjoyed participating in anything musical. About 5 years ago my husband joined a choir – he has always loved singing and had sung in a few choirs in the past. Rock Choir offers the opportunity for anyone to join – there are NO auditions or the need to read music. In fact all the…

Not Too Old To Volunteer

Karen - Contributer 24th October 2016 Read this inspiring story about Karen who in 2014 at the age of 51 joined the CamSAR (Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue ) team as a volunteer. Andy was not only my business partner, but a close friend. When he suddenly went missing his family and friends found themselves in a position that is indescribable. I can obviously only speak from my personal perspective, and would not attempt to put myself in his families position for a second. I can only describe how helpless I felt. The…

Not Too Old To Change Career

Linda - Contributer I changed my career at 40 years old...graphic designer to massage therapist After leaving school I became a graphic designer. I enjoyed this for many years until there was a recession and life became so much more difficult. I then moved onto working in a recruitment company which pushed me to my limits. Long hours, arrogant people and people who always wanted to blame someone else. As a little outlet I went off and learnt massage over 6 weekends during the next 6 months. I hadn’t sat an exam since school…

Not Too Old To Cycle

Joe - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Joe who in 2014 decide to was time to saddle up and begin cycling at the age of 56. My name is Joe(real name, John). I am now 58 years old. I have 3 grandsons, 2 who are very keen cyclists. They are now 5 & 7 years old. During the Christmas of 2014, they persuaded me to go out cycling on mountain bikes with them. I hadn't ridden a bike since my school days. I was fairly apprehensive & a little nervous about the challenge. I wasn't wrong. They were very accomplished…

Not Too Old To Wall Climb

Jill - Contributer 24th October 2016 This is Jill's story of how at 53 she decided to try out some extreme sports starting with indoor Wall Climbing... I am 54 years old and even though I play netball and enjoy running and going to the gym, I don’t think of myself as someone who enjoys ‘extreme sports’ or anything that may be deemed a little dangerous ! In the past, several friends had been to indoor climbing walls and I decided that I would definitely like to give it a go ! I received a txt from my son on this particular…

Not Too Old To Wakeboard

Sandy - Contributer I’m a 36-year-old adventure sports enthusiast; at least, that’s how I’d like to be described by my friends and family I’ve recently given up my internet job to start my own personal training business, Aspyr Fitness. Deciding to trade a large wage for doing the things I am passionate about – teaching, training and inspiring fitness in the sports I love. How did I get into adventure sports? Well I played team sports through school – netball, hockey, tennis and rounders, but the rest of my family wasn’t…

Not Too Old To Be A Student

Frances - Contributer 10th October 2016 Read this inspiring story about Frances who at the age of 31 found herself heading back to school and becoming a full time student. I had wanted to be a social worker for many years, working alongside them as a social care worker with adults with mental health difficulties for seven years. However, the reality of living in London and paying my rent for two years whilst I qualified seemed like an impossible task. After being made redundant for the second time from the charity sector,…
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