Who am I?
My name is Judith & I have had a varied career. As I look back I can see that the pattern is, with one exception, that I have always been involved in people-centred activities, whether in a paid or unpaid role.
Why did I want to become an ambassador?
I was brought up to believe that one should do something ‘socially useful’. When I retired the one thing I knew was that I did not want to work in a charity shop. So somehow I found myself working in the Regent Street shop & loving it! One volunteer newsletter I read was asking for help from someone with editing experience. The next thing I knew I was writing ‘Tears, Love, Laughter’ a book about the 30+ years of Arthur Rank Hospice & telling that celebration through many different peoples’ voices. That challenge led to my becoming an ambassador.
What does my role as ambassador involve?
As I see it, being an ambassador is being a bridge between the Hospice & the wider community. I’m asked to represent the Hospice by giving a talk, receiving a cheque, whatever is the need. Recently I have also been working alongside the member of staff concerned with Gifts in Wills. Whatever I do I have found my role to be a unique privilege & also an enhancement of my own personal life.