Diane Rathbone

Lion Member

I was born and raised in Maltby, attended the Church School and Maltby Grammar School until 1975.

On leaving School I worked for various Companies as a Clerical Assistant, finishing up at Glass Glover Distribution (Pullman Fleet Services), who l worked for over 18 years.

I then decided on a career change and attended Rotherham College on a 2 years Beauty Therapy Course. On qualifying in 2005, l decided l would work from my home and have been doing so now for 11 years.

I have been married to John and it will be our 39th wedding anniversary in October. We have two children and two grandchildren.

Enjoy going on holidays whether it be in the UK or abroad. I have been very fortunate to visit lots of lovely places over many years.

My interests are, going to the gym, I enjoy Pilates and Aqua aerobics. I also like to go on walks around Rother Valley Country Park and Clumber Park.

Earlier this year John and I decided we would like to learn ballroom and Latin dance, so we enrolled at Drapers Dance, in Sheffield. I don’t think we shall be winning the Strictly Glitter Ball this year, or any year come to that.

I have been a member of Maltby Rother Valley Lions for over 11 years, it’s very rewarding, especially at Christmas time when we are out with Santa’s Sleigh. To see all the children’s smiling faces it makes my Christmas.

These are my vital statistics:

Favourite colour – Blue
Favourite food – Lasagne & Sunday Roast
Favourite film – Dirty Dancing
Favourite place – Very hard to choose one:- Almalfi coast, Lake Garda, Rome, and    Vilamoura (Portugal).
Favourite animal – Dogs
Favourite past-time – Going on holiday, dancing, walking, spending time with family and friends.

Maltby (Rother Valley) Lions Club