Louise Pepperall has been a patient at both King’s and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and she joined our team of South London and Maudsley (SLaM) volunteers back in January 2014. She’s been helping us with a number of tasks in our busy fundraising office, which has been a great way for her to gain experience while she looks for permanent work.
Louise particularly values being a part of our team of volunteers because the roles are flexible, allowing her to fit volunteering in around other parts of her life.
We really appreciate Louise being part of our team as a fundraising volunteer.
In her own words
Louise says: ‘I was a patient at King’s, and I’m a patient at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital now. They’re both very good hospitals and this is a nice way to give back for the care that I’ve received. Volunteering makes me feel like I’ve got a purpose.’
‘Volunteering has built up my confidence’
‘I haven’t worked for a long time and I was nervous about getting back on the computer again, but volunteering has built up my confidence. No one’s been pressuring or demanding, everyone’s been friendly and helpful, and it’s got my confidence up.
‘Remember that you’re not committed to a set date or time; you can help as and when you want to, so it’s easy to get involved.”
If you’ve been inspired by Louise Pepperall’s story, find out how you can volunteer for us.