Throughout my life I have always tried to find time to help others. I have volunteered on a number of schemes for young people, and have worked on a number of projects within the boroughs Southwark and Lambeth, through CSV. I worked at schemes during school holidays, driving a mini bus to various activities, and supervising workshops. I am also a keen believer in volunteering, and have partook in radio and tv interviews advocating the benefits of volunteer work. I was even asked to speak during one of the sessions at the Labour Party Conference in 1997/98. I have previously volunteered in primary schools assisting children with reading difficulties and helping refugee children with their English and settling into their new environment.
This year I ran the London Marathon, raising over £3500 for Lupus UK, a condition I was recently diagnosed with. Raising awareness for this charity has rekindled / reminded me how important it is to support one another. CR