For all the children
Norma has never been one for staying in her comfort zones having travelled to Rwanda with two members of her church – also in Bethesda. ‘We saw a lot of children suffering there,’ she recalls. She’s a former primary school headmistress and can’t bear the thought of children suffering anywhere in the world.
‘I just wanted to help some children who were in difficulty. And Tearfund, they’re looking after small children. My lot (at school) were just a wonderful lot, they were sitting happy. Never a day goes by when I don’t think “those poor children in Syria and all those awful places”, it must be terrible for them.’
With 80 years of get up and go under her harness, Norma isn’t quite ready to hang up her derring do. Though she’s not sure how she will celebrate her 81st: ‘I want to do skydiving, I think that would be great. But I don’t think I would be brave enough.’
With a year to go, it would be foolish person that bet against her mustering up the courage.