Volunteer spotlight- Hannah
Hannah is our newest Marketing and Communications volunteer and has been supporting us here at Leeds Mencap over the past few months. She has written us a bit about herself and why she wanted to volunteer for us, so that you can get to know her better!
“I wanted to join Leeds Mencap after seeing a post on my Facebook feed advertising for a marketing and communications volunteer role. I felt this position was suited to me as I am currently a digital account manager at digital marketing company, Tomoro Agency. I have great experience of working with charities on digital marketing initiatives such as Google Adwords, SEO and Social Media and have undertaken professional Google certifications.
Mencap has always been a charity close to my heart as my nanna, Joyce Fieldhouse was an honorary president and founder of Leeds Mencap. Joyce started Leeds Mencap because of my uncle who at around the age of 3 years old, gradually developed autism. I also wanted to expand my expertise in digital marketing and strengthen my skills, as well as meeting new people and doing something good for the community.
I studied at Guiseley sixth form and got my 3 A levels in Psychology, Economics and Business and shortly after finishing my A-levels, Joyce’s health started to deteriorate so I decided to spend as much time with her as possible; to care for her and my uncle as her mobility decreased. My nanna then passed on December 1st 2021 and this had a massive impact on my life and family.
My hobbies include painting, playing the piano, ice skating, and spending time with my dog, Aussie! I enjoy trips and weekends away as well as going out for food often. When I was a teenager I also lived in Australia for 2 years and completed work experience for a digital marketing agency in Sydney. Living in Australia at a young age provided me with a great opportunity to learn about new cultures and gave me my passion to travel. I hope to move back to Australia in the next few years and explore it more.
My favourite thing so far about Leeds mencap is the environment. Everyone is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable… It is a wonderful place with a lovely atmosphere. My role at Leeds Mencap gives me the opportunity to take on more responsibility and try different tasks and hopefully help enhance our presence in the digital landscape. It also gives me the opportunity to get involved in other volunteer work and events going on at Leeds Mencap while feeling closer to my nanna and helping to build upon her legacy. “