Caitlin Jones, a final year Linguistics student at UCL, has recently joined our fundraising team as a volunteer to help spread the word about our ‘Homes from Home’ and also make some valuable connections with local businesses. She says:
“I started volunteering with The Sick Children’s Trust because my sister had epilepsy while she was growing up and it would have been really helpful to have a ‘Home from Home’ where we live in South Wales. I've seen the importance in having your family nearby while a child is ill can have and I wanted to volunteer at a place that carries out such a great service.
“I think it's really important to volunteer (if you have the time). I really enjoy volunteering and helping continue the great work of The Sick Children’s Trust carries out, even if it's just a little. It is fun and you get to meet people you might not normally meet.”
Caitlin has also been instrumental in supporting our runners with the recent challenge event, Vitality 10,000. When we asked her what her favourite moment had been while volunteering, we were delighted she said…
“My favourite moment whilst volunteering has been visiting the houses and meeting the families. I think it really made the work that The Sick Children’s Trust carries out real for me.”
Thank you Caitlin for all your hard work, we really appreciate it.