GaynorC

GaynorC

At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Public speaking
  • Health and safety
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Event management
  • Social media marketing
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Based in New Romney, Kent
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, mainly at the office, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Either in or out of office hours

Causes

  • Any

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

Work history

Portfolio

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About me

I am a teacher/ tutor/writer, now retired. In addition to teaching, I have also worked as a civil servant dealing with benefits and unemployment and so I understand the difficulties many people face every day. 

I have a degree in History and I am Chairman of my local History Society, having been Secretary of the society for over ten years. I am a Christian and I believe that my faith has been an important part of my life. I have written some religious books, the last one a prayer book published by Kevin Mayhew in March 2019.

I believe in justice, equality, human rights and the promotion of  work and educational opportunities for alll, especially women and girls.  

  I have volunteered as a teacher through Projects Abroad in South Africa after retirement and would like to encourage others to volunteer to help abroad.

 I am interested in supporting charities promoting equal opportunities, especially in education.  

Whilst in South Africa, I visited the township of Vrygrond where I met the people involved with Where Rainbows Meet, an amazing Training and Development Foundation.  I also visited an organisation I support, SOS Africa to see their projects providing educational opportunities to children. 

I also support Plan International which supports children's education worldwide and Mosaic Middle East.

 

What am I looking for

I am interested in investigating trustee roles and in supporting worldwide educational opportunities, racial and gender equality. 

Charities helping the community are also of particular interest to me.