The Digital Sentinel recently interviewed local resident Doris Brown to discuss some of the work she has done with organisations around Wester Hailes and Edinburgh over the years, and still today.
Doris was a roaming reporter for the original Sentinel newspaper as well as serving on the newspaper’s board. She used to go to events around Wester Hailes and interview local people about their stories, getting the facts to make sure that the Sentinel remained “a local paper for local people”.
Not content with just writing the news, Doris also worked with Hailes FM, the local radio station. Doris was co-host, with Maud Wylie, in the popular breakfast show The Mo and Do Show. The breakfast show was one of the most popular shows on Hailes FM and interviewed prestigious people such as the Lord Provost and Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Living in Clovenstone, Doris is a keen advocate of the Dove Centre and is involved with a lot of their activities and campaigns. One latest example being the buy a brick campaign to help raise money for the expansion of the Wester Hailes Baptist Church.
Doris is also on the board of WHALE Arts, helping raise funds and make sure that the events and projects there fit with what local people want.
Not only is Doris involved in charity organisations in Wester Hailes she is also the President of Edinburgh’s Lions club International . The Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Doris is particularly proud of the work done by the club to help people who have been caught up in disasters and the blind.
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