Patricia was appointed in 1991 by Bromsgrove Magistrates’ Youth Panel as a member of the Management Committee of ISS (Intensive Support Scheme), which was a project of the Diocese of Worcestershire Board for Social Responsibility. The project was so successful that, in 2001, it became an independent charity, now known as YSS. Patricia was the first Chair of Trustees at YSS, serving from 1995 – 2007. She said: “I really enjoyed assisting with the transition that saw YSS become an independent charity. Seeing the vision of assisting the most disadvantaged young people in our society grow and flourish into all of the various projects undertaken today has given me much pleasure, and so I am delighted to be a Friend of YSS, continuing to promote the very valuable work the charity undertakes.”