I’m a native Londoner and after graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2011, I spent the first five years of my career as a Headhunter in the City of London. I got in touch with Real Action out of sheer luck, having seen their name on a candidate’s LinkedIn Page. A few days later after calling Real Action, I went for an induction and I’ve been working as a Butterfly volunteer ever since! 

For me, it’s been a truly life-enriching experience, to really give something back to the local communities where the Butterfly Schools are based, and the rewarding feeling of working with the children and seeing their growth and progress in just a couple of sessions has been fantastic. I can safely say after years spent in an office environment, stepping into the classroom has been incredibly refreshing, challenging and a lot of fun.

I really believe all the children at the Butterfly Schools have so much potential and it’s so brilliant to feel that I can help make a difference to their future success and indirectly help the local community at a wider level by improving literacy rates. The ethos of Real Action has been so important too, all the staff and volunteers are very engaged and want to make a difference; there is a great shared energy and enthusiasm evident for wanting to help transform these children’s prospects and chances in education at a grassroots level.