I became involved with the HOSTS network through my work as a Social Investment Manager at Nationwide Building Society. Our new strategy focuses on housing and how we can make a difference in our local communities to tackle the issues relating to housing.
I was introduced to the Big Breakfast Plus through this network, and very quickly realised what a fantastic charity they are and how I wanted to be more involved. From a couple of sessions volunteering at the Big Breakfast, it was clear to me that I wanted to use my business skills and experiences from my Social Investment role to support the charity further. Having only been an official trustee for a couple of weeks now, I have already developed knowledge about the sector and the importance of charities in the local community. I’m definitely getting more back than I ever imagined. I’d recommend everyone to get more involved in their local community and support a charity that is close to your heart!