Meet our Members

Meet Gethin Roberts.

Gethin and his wife Mandy have been members of the VSC since 2008, Gethin is also one of our Trustees. We asked him about this time during lockdown.

What have you enjoyed about your time at home?

We are very lucky in having quite a large garden and having so much time at home has allowed me to get lots of the outstanding jobs done in the garden, we are also lucky enough to have an allotment which is now in the best condition it has ever been.

I have also been taking time to plan and cook meals and enjoying home life and spending more time with Mandy.

Have you learnt/tried anything new?

Working from home is totally new to me, I have never had a job where this has been the norm so working from home has been a new and unique experience.

I have learnt that you can do a variety of things in the ‘virtual world’ including quizzes, catching up with friends and family, on-line dinner parties and of course business meetings. Although being a bit old fashioned I don’t think this will ever replace the personal face to face get together.

I’ve also learnt how to use the dishwasher and that the house isn’t self-cleaning. (Mandy asked me to put that in!)

What do you miss most about the VSC?

Where do I start?........Mandy and I really enjoy our regular visits to the club, which is our ‘home from home’ whilst we are in London. We miss all the wonderful staff, friends and of course the superb food, especially the fine dining. We also miss attending the various events that the club hosts including the ‘Wine & Dine’ and jazz evenings and we miss meeting all the other guests and making new friends each and every time we stay.

What's the first thing you will be doing after lockdown?

There are a number of things that I would like to do as soon as possible after lockdown. From a business point of view, I want to get the company back to working at full capacity and take the opportunity to thank every member of staff for all their hard work and dedication during this very difficult time, ideally I would like to do this in person even though there are 21 locations to visit.     

From a personal point of view, I would like to get back to watching Liverpool FC and see them crowned as champions!

Of course Mandy and I look forward to spending a weekend at the VSC as soon as it is possible to do so.

Mandy says a visit to the hairdressers is pretty high up on her list! Obviously visiting the barbers is not so high on my list though!

Finally, it will be great to catch up with family and friends.


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