It’s an awfully long time since I was an economics student- nearly 30 years in fact!
When I was a student I did everything except attend lectures! I played hockey, looked for water voles in the River Pinn, had a job at M&S and organised charity events for the Community Action Group. I honed the skills learned at my Granny’s side at Red Cross Jumble Sales and Evergreen outings!
Who knew 30 years later I’d be lucky enough to be CEO of one of the UK’s great charities?
From these moments of madness and treasured memories, philanthropic lives are built, with very many young people continuing to give in many different ways throughout their lives.
I started at the charity as a volunteer - that was more than 15 years ago now and as we come to the end of student volunteering week I’d like to say a huge thank you to the students of Britain who do so much to help make lives better in the UK- I shall raise a glass to you all in celebration!
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