Katie has a huge passion Doncaster & her community. She is the President of a local voluntary organisation, JCI Doncaster.'
JCI stands for Junior Chamber International. As well as developing herself Katie has used the opportunity to help develop others, raise money for charity & benefit her local community. Events she has organised include:'
Community litter pick'
Charity chocolate tasting event in aid of NSPCC'
Nothing but Nets fundraising'
Secret Santa Appeal'
The Secret Santa appeal has been run by JCI Doncaster for 6 years & in 2010 alone collected over 400 gifts for needy children in Doncaster who might not have received a gift on Christmas Day. These were distributed to places such as the local authority for children in care, Women's Aid & YWCA.'
Nothing but Nets is a UN charity committed to eradicating malaria in Sub Saharan Africa. So far in 2011 Katie has raised around£250 which is enough to buy 45 life saving mosquito nets.'
The thing Katie is most proud of is that she created a community scheme, ACE (Active Citizen Experience), which the National Community Director has implemented across the whole of JCI UK. It means that members can choose the community activity they want to participate in, log the hours & receive a certificate of merit graded on the amount of hours they have contributed to their community.'
Katie has achieved all of this on top of working full time in HR & studying part time on evenings for a degree in Business Management!