Hi my name is Valerie McCluskie and I am the volunteer Membership Secretary for the CSF Leak Association.

I live in Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands with my partner, dog and two cats. We all love the outside and Easter Ross is a beautiful part of the world where we are lucky enough to have access to quiet hills, woods, beaches, trails and wide open sky.

I love reading and running with my dog Daisy cross country and through woods from home. Yoga and mindfulness are other passions. I also am really looking forward to travelling around in my partner's classic Albion lorry which he is currently rebuilding!

Why support the CSF Leak Association?
I became aware of the charity from its inception with two friends who are founder members. I have seen first hand how the condition affects individuals and their family and friends. I wanted to be able to help in a constructive way and was able to volunteer a few hours a week.

What does my role involve?
I coordinate the membership application system and posting of membership packs and information to members all around the world. I have had some lovely email conversations with people from as far apart as UK, Norway, USA and Australia! I love to think that the information which the association sends out both over the web and by post is helping people from every possible background, who share CSF Leak as a common issue or interest.

Favourite Book(s)
Dracula for some influential and absolutely classic suspense and language, Errol Le Cain's fairy tales for some beautiful art, and the Robin Hobb series for dragons and mysticism!

Favourite Music
Anything by JJ Cale, the soundtrack of my life.

A woman in her home holding a CSF Leak Association Membership card.

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