Liz was housebound, too afraid to leave the four walls of a darkened flat, in such a deep depression that would wait for the cover of darkness just to fetch some milk from the shop.
She attempted suicide and was hospitalised many times. One day, someone suggested she begin life again by very gently volunteering at The Pelham Coffee Lounge, housekeeping, which with support, she began to do.
She saw the runners coming in every week but it took her 4 years to get the courage to say: “I can do this, I’m going to give it a go”. Now, years later, Liz says: “I can honestly say that I’m the happiest I been for a very, very long time”.
As well as being the paid Pelham housekeeper, and leading a volunteer housekeeping team, she had qualified as a level 1 running coach, and will soon begin her level 2 studies.