Mandy Shepherd

Mandy Shepherd

Mandy Shepherd has fond memories of Clatterbridge.

Her mum was an auxiliary nurse in the hospital and she recalls swimming with her sister in an outdoor swimming pool.

"It was cold but such a beautiful part of the health park, sadly long gone. Now I'm showing my age!"

Mandy stopped growing by the time she was just 10½ but you wouldn't miss her in a room because she still makes herself heard!

Her medical problems over the years have lead her to have a positive outlook on life.

That is one of the reasons why she also signed up to meet patients on the wards and ask which songs they want to hear on air.

"I enjoy people's company so request collecting suited me perfectly. I love speaking with staff and patients. I learn a lot from them. If I can make someone's day a little bit better then I know it's been a good day."

Mandy is a bit of a country music fan, and has even met American singer Marty Haggard, son of country legend Merle Haggard.

But he isn't her only claim to fame.

She's also spent time with The Blowmonkeys' Dr Robert, swing musician Dominic Halpen and a few years ago came into close contact with Midge Ure.

"He brushed past my arm, y'know? I swore I'd never wash it again!"

Mandy has "three wonderful boys", one of whom is autistic so she is his main carer.

When she needs a break, she escapes to the coast or into the country and loses herself to music and the wide open spaces.

Wide open spaces haven't always been kind to her, however.

When asked to share her most embarrassing moment, she recalled trying to overtake a bus on her bike when she was 12.

"The bus pulled out leaving me peddling along the middle of the road - much to everyone's amusement!"

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