What Charity to support?
25th October 2013
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There are so many Charities doing much needed, valuable work, how to select which to support?

I asked this question to Abby Dennis of the Best of Watford when she was promoting Watford’s Biggest Ever Zumbathon in aid of six Watford charities. She was one of the 6 amazing women who took part in this remarkable event and her answer was clear: each of us have chosen a charity that we have a personal connection to i.e. ourselves or family members accessed the service or volunteer for.

I agree with Abby – follow you heart, identify a cause that is important to you, or that has touched a close friend or family member, and get involved – the Charities out there need you.

This is what I did when I became a Trustee of Watford Workshop, a Charity located behind Furniture Village that provide Work Experience, Skills Training and Employment for disabled people. Performing in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony (yes, embarrassing!) made me aware of the wonderful things these 'super-humans' can achieve and I decided that my own 'post-Olympics legacy' would be to get involved with disabled people. I cannot think of a better way of helping them gain dignity and play a role in society than helping them work and find work. To find out about Watford Workshop go to www.watfordworkshop.co.uk. This fairly new website was built by one of one volunteers who is partially sighted and colour blind! Wow!

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Member since: 29th July 2013

Born and educated in France, Annick has spent all her working life in the UK.

Annick's marketing career took her to such prestigious organisations as Avon Cosmetics, L'Oréal, Chesebrough-Ponds, and Seagram...

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