Freya's work experience

6th July 2017

15 year old Freya has been at head office for work experience this week. Here she tells us about what she's been up to.


Hi, my name's Freya, and I am here this week doing work experience.

 I have spent my past 4 days going round different departments within the charity and seeing what they do and how they do it, and then having a go myself and helping out where I can.

 I chose to come here this week because fundraising and events management are something I’m interested in and are possibilities for my future career paths.

 I am amazed by the work they do and how much they all put into their jobs to make the difference they do.

There is always a warm sense of community and hospitality within the office and they’re always looking for more ways to fundraise outside of work as well.

 I also have first-hand experience with meningitis. Although I don’t remember it as I was only 11 months old, my parents remind me regularly how lucky I was to come out the other side with no lasting effects.

I was in hospital for a week and on a life-support machine for four days. My parents benefitted massively from the support they got at the time and throughout my recovery.

Both my parents and I are extremely grateful for the work Meningitis Now has been doing and continues to do.

I am so grateful that I have been able to Work here this week and I feel like this is the least I can do to give something back to them, yet I feel like I owe this charity so much more.

On top of walking the Five Valleys Walk every year hopefully my friends and I will be doing some of the upcoming events like the Tough Mudder to raise money, and I will continue to participate in events held by Meningitis Now in the future.