Case Study: Dymphna O’Connor

Dymphna O’Connor comes from Cork in Ireland but calls North Tyneside her part-time home. Having stumbled across the Old Low Light Centre whilst exploring North Shields Fish Quay, Dymphna noticed a poster advertising volunteering opportunities.

“I collect seashells and enjoy crafts myself, so I was interested in all of the collections and memorabilia here anyway. When I saw the volunteering poster I thought ‘why not?’ and asked about it,” said Dymphna, who now volunteers in the Centre’s café on a regular basis. When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering, Dymphna said “Meeting new people – everyone who works and volunteers here, and the people who come in to visit are all really lovely.”


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