AVRIL Bannatyne has volunteered at The Buccleuch Centre since it opened in 2007.
Her reasons for volunteering are many. She had just retired and wanted to keep busy.
She said: “I realised the centre had great potential for being a flagship for the town and a great way to meet people and make new friends.
“I enjoy being involved in running a successful enterprise. I find it rewarding and fulfilling when I see how an audience enjoys coming here to see a show.
“I would highly recommend volunteering for a charity or organisation. The feeling you get from giving something back is very satisfying. It also gives you a chance to use your past work experience, while learning new skills.”