As a small, volunteer-led charity, we are always looking for the volunteer support of willing and skilled individuals who want to give back.
There are lots of ways to volunteer your time and effort that will make a huge difference to children with cancer. These include:
- Administrative support
- Marketing & PR support
- Graphic design
- Video production and editing
- Business planning / strategy
- Social media support
- Governance advice
Our aim is simple: To raise as much money as we can to funnel straight back into vital and underfunded children’s cancer research. We want the money we receive from donors and supporters to go straight into research and not into running the charity. To achieve this, we keep our overheads to an absolute minimum with only one part time member of staff and donated office space.
Volunteers are critical to our success.
In June, we were delighted to welcome Kym Green as a regular volunteer for Friends of Roise.
Kym is supporting some of the key administration requirements of the charity, in particular our research projects and Scientific Advisory Board. She qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia and came to the UK in 1986. After initially working in a property company and in a public company preparing management accounts and ensuring delivery of statutory reporting requirements, she joined the NHS in 1994.
During her NHS career of over 25 years, she held a number of senior finance roles in primary care NHS Commissioning Trusts across Manchester.
At the time of her retirement in 2019, she was Associate Chief Financial Officer for Manchester CCG responsible for the contracting function between commissioning and NHS provider organisations within Manchester.
Says Kym, “I’ve been aware of Friends of Rosie for some time since my own children were young. I’m keen to use my retirement to give back through volunteering and hope that my experience of engagement with clinicians around service reform, alongside my financial skills, will benefit the charity and support the SAB and Trustees.”