Amy has taken part in a number of voluntary and fund raising activities this year. The most notable have been: climbing Kilimanjaro to raise money for The Fire Fighters charity, helping to set up and run a call centre for Comic Relief to take donation calls from the public, volunteering each week for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to run activities for local disabled children.
Amy's sponsored climb of Kilimanjaro, which was completed during her own holiday time, raised over £2,800 for the Fire Fighters Charity. She committed her own time and money to the training and preparation required, which was significant. The Comic Relief event was planned largely during Amy's own dinner breaks and she gave up her own time for the evening itself until midnight whilst the TV show was live. Amy used her organisational and training skills to help ensure that the volunteers were able to log onto the phones correctly and take the donation calls accurately.
Amy also volunteers every Tuesday with a local Duke of Edinburgh group for disabled children. She helps organise and supervise activities such as cycling, canoeing and camping. This is all done in her own time in evenings and the occasional holiday day during the summer.
In addition to all of the points above, Amy is currently in the process of applying to become a volunteer at Armley Prison to help the rehabilitation of prisoners there.