5 minutes with…Andy Tysoe, voluntary services manager

5 minutes with…Andy Tysoe, voluntary services manager

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What do you like best about your job?

Seeing the powerful effect volunteering has on improving the confidence and wellbeing of people.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Schools Out – Alice Cooper.

Who or what inspires you?

People I meet who, despite terminal or serious illness, remain positive and value each and every day.

Name one thing you couldn’t live without?

A good book, preferably a meaty historical one.

How would your friends and colleagues describe you

Always happy to listen and give them my time.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party and why?

Elvis Presley – Great parties and great singing.

Julius Caesar – He came, he saw and he conquered . Plenty of after dinner stories.

Cleopatra – What made her so alluring to the Romans. Hopefully I would find out!!

Who had the greatest influence on your career?

My old manager at Argos . He had boundless energy, leadership, charisma and humour,  and really invested his time in building team spirit, both in and out of work.

What’s your favourite sport?

Football – Lincoln City season ticket holder.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

To fly – I love travel and exploring countries, so to be able to get where I wanted and whenever would be perfect. Who needs Ryanair!

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Finding out today that I think I have found a sponsor to pay for our volunteer xmas parties again this year.

What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could either write wonderful stories for children or paint wonderful landscapes.

Who’s your favourite band?

Pet Shop Boys.

What is your greatest achievement?

Skiing and flying a glider, although not at the same time.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

St Tropez – Hot in weather and cool in clientele.

What’s your favourite book?

Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens.

If you could change one thing about where you work what would it be?

Provide a volunteer on every ward and clinic at the Trust – would be great for staff, volunteers and our patients.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

A Charles Dickens book , my trusty iPod with 1,000 songs on it, and a crate of Brakspear bottled beer.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a person who spent his all life wanting to know just a bit more and always wanting to find out what is over the next hill, and hopefully inspired his son to do the same with his life.