I have lived in the heart of Bishopston for over 10 years and during this time have thrown myself wholeheartedly into the community and its many facets.
Until returning to study at Swansea University in 2018 and subsequently work within the local NHS, I served on the primary school’s HSA committee for a number of years, helped run the monthly local Messy Church in both St Teilo’s and Murton Methodist churches and was youth leader for the Sunday evening local church youth group in the Lamplighter, all of which brought me into contact and engaging with local families and children, something I am passionate about developing.
I also volunteered in the Lamplighter community cafe for a number of years in the shop, helping develop the weekly morning craft sessions which brought me into regular contact with all sections of our local community. I also sought to further develop the cafe’s ethical and Fairtrade stance, and still help manage its social media, along with the social media of both local churches.
I work as a physician associate in primary care within Swansea and since the pressures of Covid on our health service my volunteering has sadly reduced. However, I now feel ready for a new and different challenge within my local community, utilising skills my training and volunteering have embedded.
Most recently I have taken on one of the village allotments, meeting new people and learning how to reduce my carbon footprint by growing our own organic vegetables.
I believe my skill set lies principally in communication, social media and networking. I believe effective communication is essential for engaging with the community and would be happy to help develop BCC’s social media presence to reach more people. Through my experiences within our local schools and my involvement with youth and churches I believe I can effectively engage with all members of our local community, connecting people and bringing ideas to fruition.