I work at a school in Rowley Regis and I first got involved with the hospital in 2013, when my students chose to support the charity. We all felt it was such a worthwhile cause and we were made to feel really welcome and part of the team. The school has carried on raising funds ever since and I was honoured to become an ambassador last year.

So far, no two volunteering days have been the same and I have definitely done things that I wouldn’t have expected! I have helped out at lots different events which have involved everything from dressing up as a zombie to abseiling. I feel my role is to help raise awareness in my own community – whether that’s by selling raffle tickets or simply sharing news and promoting events on social media.  I have also been asked to represent the charity at local fundraising events.

I am really proud to be part of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity family and would definitely urge anyone who is thinking about volunteering for this wonderful organisation to get involved – you never know where you might end up, and you will be making a real difference to the lives of poorly children.