Polly Healy, Administrator
Since 2008, I have had a classic Administrator's role within Kingston Voluntary Action, with functions covering correspondence, presentation of reports, monitoring supplies, equipment maintenance, finances, telephone work, meetings and Minutes ... as well as providing support to other staff members as and when required.
I am a qualified Copy Editor and Proofreader (albeit a bit rusty now). I have lived overseas most of my life, which has enabled me to participate and enjoy a variety of voluntary positions working with Cub Scouts, turtles and elephants, teaching, school cook, fundraiser ... as well as taking on the role of concert, conference, children's party and dinner theatre organiser.
I have created and now manage numerous websites on topics varying from health to handy household hints, tips and paraphernalia, a safari company in Kenya, a Church in Yorkshire, a Patients' Participation Group in Surrey ... and on random topics, such as internet fundamentals, photography for beginners and how to play Mah Jong!
My first discipline was nursing physically disabled children and young adults at a craft school and hospital in Chailey, Sussex. For several years, I owned and edited my own quarterly magazine - The Smooth Guide - with a local circulation of just over 18,000. The magazine was for parents, carers, teachers and children and could be found in Surgeries, Libraries and 49 Schools within 9 local towns in Surrey.
I have an annual involvement with the London Irish Amateur Rugby Football Club (LIARFC), assisting in the various production streams of their annual media-related Leprechaun Lunch. I also volunteer with Swan LifeLine (hands-on rescuing of swans) and Pat-a-Dog (visiting care homes with my dog, Pirelli), and I also support and fundraise for the MS Society.
My passions lie, obviously, with animals, design/presentation work, a Patient Participation Group and the correct recognition and treatment of volunteers.
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