“I do like to rattle my tin so people know I’m there and people are incredibly generous. Quite often people will come over and give £5 or £10 as soon as they see me wearing the St Clare tabard. I find that a smile goes a long way too.
Over the years, I have stood out in all weathers but I’m happy to do so because St Clare is such a wonderful cause. It’s nothing to give up a couple of hours of my time when I know that the money I’m helping to raise is so vital to the charity.”