Biography and C.V. born 1946
Before the birth of her first son, Zoe worked as chief cashier at Martins Bank in Stafford ( Manager Mr Cripwell). During her marriage Zoe worked for The Office of Population Census and Surveys as a freelance interviewer.
She also volunteered as the treasurer of the Family Planning Association and Townswomens Guild. She studied with the Open University for a Humanities degree A100,A201,A101., taking an interest in art history and literature which has been life long interest.
She has certificates for teaching literacy skills which she used while living in London.
Zoe has always taken voluntary positions to help in the community.
Zoe moved to London in 1983 to live with her parents at Colherne Court, London, SW5 she
later moved to a flat in Eardley Crescent, Earl's Court, London.
Zoe worked in London on a temping basis at The Science Museum, and The British Medical Association ( 1 year), before a permanent job in the Central Office of Information where she worked
for nine years. She retired from there on medical grounds having had an invasive operation on her left shoulder which caused massive pain issues.
(recently a MRI scan revealed a hitherto unknown large benign tumour resting on a nerve in her shoulder.)
She then worked part time at RADICLE, a charity based at Diocesan House, London.(2 years)
During this time Zoe volunteered as a neighbourhood mediator.
After the divorce with her husband in 1987 she met John Ainsworth and they married
She and her husband then retired to Somerset in 2002 and she then worked for Mediation Somerset in the office, also as a mediator.
During her lifetime Zoe has been a prolific writer and artist. She qualified in PC ArtTherapyskills. and
also took a Diploma with the University of London in Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Zoe still tries to support community organisations on a voluntary basis and enjoys her art work.
She has fundraised for a charity called
raising circa £20000 of much needed seed money.
This charity was started by a Quaker in Ilminster and Zoe still supports it through www.giveasyoulive.com
Latterly she has raised circa £2000
for Taunton Library and has invested in CICCIC Taunton in a bond.
John and Zoe are members of the Green Party and work for a greener planet to combat climate change. They also support Grandparents for a safe earth.