Karen Carney has been a part of the Bears family for more than 30 years and a familiar, friendly face to members in the Tom Dollery bar. Over the years it’s been a real family affair for Karen: at one point her mum, brother, sister and nieces have all worked as part of the hospitality team. In fact, some members even joked the Tom Dollery Bar could aptly be renamed the Carney Café! Karen first came to Edgbaston fresh from school in 1984 as part of the catering team, alongside mum Eileen, for a test match. She returned in 1989…and has been here ever since!