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Volunteer profile: Farah

 

Redkite volunteerAfter volunteering for other charities and realising she missed it, Farah came across an advertisement for a Redkite event opportunity on Seek Volunteer. She started volunteering for Redkite in February 2014.

 

“I started researching Redkite and felt really moved by the real stories I read," Farah said. "I also really liked the fact that Redkite supports families dealing with cancer from diagnosis all the way through until after treatment. I think being there for the entire journey is really important."

 

Leading up to the Eat Street event at the start of the year, Farah worked closely with the Redkite team. She provided marketing and social media advice before the event and helped the Redkite team with social media on the night, and was also involved in selling tickets and finding donors for the silent auction.

 

Farah also volunteered as a team leader at the Redkite Corporate Quiz and helped out with event and volunteer management on the night. Farah says, “I love working as the social media specialist on the night and working closely with the amazing photographers, some of whom also volunteer. It's a great buzz capturing the excitement at these types of events and you can really see people genuinely believing in what Redkite do as well as having a good time." 

 

Farah believes strongly in Redkite’s work. "I think the little sentiments like petrol cards Redkite provides [are] really great and practical. Often with charities, the strategies are focussed on long-term and you don’t see quick turnaround times. I like that the petrol cards provide immediate relief. I also think Redkite's essential support services are really diverse – for instance, music therapy.” 

 

Farah noticed the passion of the Redkite team at the Corporate Quiz, where the volunteers in her team were inspired to raise money, especially when they heard first-hand how Redkite supports families. “Sometimes you forget why people attend these events. Behind all the glitz and glamour and light-hearted fun, these events have a real purpose and impact.”

 

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