I'm a passionate fundraiser with a particular affinity for mental health initiatives. Please see below for a comprehensive breakdown of my charitable endeavours.
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
This charity is very close to my heart. It's suicide prevention hotline has played a major role in my life, and I'm keen to support Papyrus at every turn.
In April 2019, I ran the Mersey Tunnels 10k - my first such challenge - in 1 hour and 13 minutes. We managed to raise £410 for Papyrus, which will enable the charity to answer 82 more calls, potentially saving lives.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
This initiative to support healthcare provisions is extremely popular in Poland. With encouragement from Patrycja, my girlfriend, I became involved in the Polish expatriate community effort across Liverpool in 2018.
Our chapter raised more than £6,000, while the wider fundraising drive attracted over £18 million in donations.
We aim to beat these figures in 2019.
Charles Thompson's Mission
Based in the heart of Birkenhead, Charles Thompson's Mission does extraordinary work to clothe and feed the homeless of Wirral.
During my minimalist awakening, I donated old clothes and shoes to the Mission. I personally helped one homeless man pick a new coat and footwear from my long-forgotten items. Seeing his genuine happiness to just have a hooded coat was a humbling experience.
I'm keen to do even more work with the Mission soon.
Voluntary Events Assistant, TEDx Conferences
As a passionate volunteer, I assist in the organisation, marketing, production and growth of local TEDx events around the United Kingdom. I also provide practical, hands-on assistance at events, welcoming guests and supporting celebrity speakers backstage.
Product Tester, Unilever
June 2013-February 2017
I was a valued member of a product testing panel, trusted to provide concise opinions and participate on scientific testing for a range of Unilever products, including Dove, Brut, Lynx and TRESemmé. This role involved fortnightly visits to the Unilever Research and Development Centre in Port Sunlight.
Media Assistant, Tranmere Rovers Football Club
August 2011-May 2015
I provided loyal support to the Media Department, assisting in the timely production of matchday programmes and contributing to marketing literature such as season ticket sales brochures.
Press Relations Junior, Liberal Democrats
I worked alongside the Liberal Democrat councillor for Wirral, assisting in the production of campaign literature. This role also included elements of internal communications, preparing documentation for Council meetings and events.