- What’s your volunteer role?
Newsletter delivery volunteer for my area. I also used to be a BEA shop volunteer one Saturday per month for 3 years – a great volunteer role!
- How long have you been a volunteer?
Since February 2009
- Why did you get involved?
I moved to Bramley 5 years ago and wanted to get involved in the community to give something back. I also work in the charity sector and so experience of volunteering is a great way to gain experience in my career as a fundraiser.
- Three words that sum up BEA for you?
Positive, supportive & essential!
- What do you get out of volunteering?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved and feel part of the community, it makes you feel part of a team and it is a wonderful feeling to know that you have helped save money for the charity however big or small the saving, every little helps! My volunteering of newsletters only takes up 20 minutes of my time, and this is just four times a year!
- What else do you like doing?
I work full time so in my spare time I love to keep fit by running and going to Zumba. I’m also very creative and love to ‘up-cycle’ old furniture! I’m a charity shop bargain hunter so you might see me in the BEA shop hunting for treasures!
- Where were you born?
- What’s your favourite film?
Romeo & Juliet – Baz Luhrmann 1996
- And your favourite book?
The Invitation – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
- Tell us one interesting fact about yourself
I play bass guitar! (the reason I’m in Leeds is I completed the Jazz Studies degree at Leeds College of Music) I performed on Blue Peter when I was 14 with the school big band. Yes…I have a Blue Peter badge!