New Ways welcomes the support of volunteers to help with our fundraising in the UK.
Bella Jamieson is a Montessori nursery teacher who lives in Fulham and has three daughters. She became involved in New Ways when Fr Albert Salvans was assistant priest at St Thomas of Canterbury. Her first experience of helping New Ways was a run in Richmond Park. She went on from this to a bigger challenge – raising money through running the London Marathon, which she ran a total of three times for New Ways. She has also raised money through collection pots at various shops in Fulham for the Nutritional Nursery schools and selling Christmas cards in the parish.
Despite all the activities with which Bella is or has been involved, it is perhaps the way in which her compassion and commitment infects all her life which is most striking. As a nursery teacher she has taken the opportunity to use her New Ways knowledge and involvement to benefit the children in her care and raise their awareness.
In her words, ‘New Ways in the Nursery is about sharing a passion with the children, parents and staff, to raise an awareness of when we give of ourselves we truly give, money is always second.
The first in a series of brief “Why I volunteer” videos. Steve Hayward is an author of psychological thrillers and the owner/director of Eden Park Publishing Limited. He has been a supporter of New Ways for over 20 years and a volunteer for more than 15. Here he shares his reasons for supporting the charity and for being its social media champion.