Living in Cumbria has enabled Catherine to pursue two of her other passions – sport and music.
“I still play for my local hockey team, Dalston Ladies Hockey, and go for training as and when I can. If I can make a game, I’ll go and play. It’s such a nice team and they’re really good to be around.
“I know a few girls who play for South Lakes Hockey Club and they’ve invited me to train with them at Ulverston Leisure Centre. I think I’d feel like a traitor if I played for anyone else, though!”
Catherine also loves music after gaining a HND in Music Technology at Newcastle College, and enjoys getting involved with local community radio stations.
“When I was Furness College, I volunteered for CandoFM. The studios are state of the art and it was really fun.
“I’ve been in touch with the people at Radio Lonsdale, which broadcasts to Furness General Hospital and online. If you tell them that you’re interested, they’ll help you to get involved and encourage you to come along and try it.
“I also love going to Kendal Calling. I’ve been two or three times and it’s such a laugh in a group of friends. The line-up is amazing this year.”