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Barnsley Hospital Charity – A Second Student’s Perspective

It’s been a while since we last posted a blog so I thought I would restart it and reflect on my time here and what I have learnt so far.

Having not had much previous written experience, I initially felt that this would be a set-back for me in this type of environment and thought that it would put me at a disadvantage.

Working at Barnsley Hospital Charity has so far been both fun and rewarding, from helping out with the Zombie Run, writing press releases, making phone calls and coming up with creative ideas to for campaigns to raise funds for a good cause.

Over the last 6 months my writing skills have improved and I’ve learnt how to write in different styles, so that can only be a good thing! Creativity is a big part in this fundraising role and coming from a creative background I think I am well suited.

The charity has taken me under its wing and helped me gain experience in something that I otherwise may not have had. It’s put me in good stead for my working life and made me realise that I would enjoy working in a marketing or fundraising role.

Over the next few months we have some exciting projects coming up. The first being the rainbow run on 18th May where you can run 5k or 1K whilst getting covered in powder paint! The day will also consist of live bands and entertainment for all the family – so get signing up!

The Zombie Run is also due this year on 18th October. You will have to run 5k, avoiding the bloodthirsty hordes of zombies and conquering new and exiting obstacles, so be prepared to be scared and muddy!

We have lots of other Projects we are working on so keep your eyes pealed and watch this space!

By Ryan Gains

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