Founder Member of Pinn Patients’ Association in 2001
Sheila Cole first joined the Pinn Medical Centre in 1961 when she moved to North Harrow from Suffolk, via ten years in London, after meeting Colin who lived in Pinner. She married in 1959 and they were together until November 2012 when he sadly died. She has three children and five grandchildren – and after retiring she became involved with several different voluntary organisations and has been a member of the PMCPA since 2001. She started by helping the surgery as a volunteer driver and in 2009 she began co-ordinating the transport for all those unable to get to hospital or the surgery appointments, shopping and visiting and also for 15 years has organised the distribution of the Pinn Piper.
Sheila spends much time liaising with drivers and patients on a daily basis but she is also involved in other local organisations – she is Secretary of the Pinner Local History Society and also organises the distribution of their Newsletter three times a year. She joined the Harrow Talking Newspaper in 1999 and is in charge of their admin and reads for their magazine. She has been a member of the Ladies Probus Club of Pinner for a number of years – was in the Chair for 3 ½ years and now visits members who are unable to attend meetings and those who are celebrating various anniversaries. She enjoys being a member of the local National Trust, the Harrow Fine Arts Society, the Tonic choir and attending all the Pinner Players productions plus numerous visits to London to art exhibitions. Dealing with people is very important to her and she feels very lucky to still be healthy enough to continue with all her commitments to family, friends and local activities and thinks being so active is what keeps her going.