I feel at ease meeting and speaking to people for the first time. You can call on your own life experience - and as a married dad of three with eight years in the army and fifteen years driving fuel tankers, I’ve got plenty of that. I remember a time when an AA Member and her two teenage kids had broken down. The lady was inconsolable, as she had recently lost her husband. I spent about 90 minutes with the family, recovering the vehicle and taking it to a garage. By the end of the journey, we had shared our struggles with losing loved ones. And the lady was relieved and happy.

I get great support from the AA, too. The training is fantastic. Working shifts is a real help with managing childcare. And my boss really looks after me. When I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder, he sorted some physiotherapy out within a week though the AA. Amazing.