Louise Hiller, underwriter at Starstone Insurance, has been volunteering with us since January this year and comes in once a week to support our fundraising team. We managed to catch up with her to find out why she volunteers.
Why did you start volunteering?
I started volunteering with The Sick Children’s Trust after a chance conversation with Charlotte. We got talking and it was clear to see how passionate all the staff are about the charity - it’s kind of infectious and makes you want to be a part of it! I was given The Sick Children’s Trust annual report and after reading the stories about how the charity has helped so many families, I knew I needed to help out where I could.
Why do you think it’s important to volunteer?
It’s important to volunteer because the work The Sick Children’s Trust do makes such a difference to families at a time when they need it the most. The staff work incredibly hard but it’s the kind of job that doesn’t end at 5:30pm when they walk out the office. There is always more that can be done to raise money and they really welcome anyone who wants to get involved.
I volunteer once a week and spend a lunch hour helping out with whatever needs doing. The things I get involved in are totally different each week. Sometimes I’ll be sending out thank you letters, other times I’ll be running in a pancake race. One thing that is guaranteed each week is that I’ll be met by friendly faces who are excited to tell me about their next big plan for The Sick Children’s Trust.
What’s been your favourite moment while volunteering?
My favourite part (so far!) has been selling cakes at Borough Market. My friends and family didn’t believe me when I told them that I would be on a market stall selling to the public. That’s just one of the fun activities I have been involved in and only made possible through volunteering with The Sick Children’s Trust.
Thank you Louise, for all your volunteering!