Healing Little Hearts

Radhika Pattni

Radhika PattniHow I found out about HLH?

 
I stumbled across Healing Little Hearts (HLH) through a Facebook advertisement. I had just returned from a volunteering trip to Vietnam where I was teaching English in a school and arranging fun activities for sick children to keep them busy in between treatments at The National Paediatric hospital.

 
When I returned from Vietnam I knew I wanted to volunteer for a charity long term but hadn’t yet found the right one, this one touched a chord as I have lost two people very close to me due to heart disease.

 
When I came across the Facebook post I did some research on Healing Little Hearts and applied for the role of volunteer, I was then invited to a meeting with Birju one of the founders and Rajee the Marketing specialist. I could see straight away what a beautiful, welcoming charity Healing Little Hearts is and decided this is the charity I want to support and I haven’t looked back ever since!

 

What kind of activities have you been involved in?

The kind of activities I have been involved in is as follows:

 

  • Administration duties such as drafting out thank you letters and sending them to our supporters
  • liaising with businesses, local supporters and the media on a regular basis
  • Database management
  • Project manage a initiative campaign launching a new collection box with responsibilities such as marketing the campaign through email to our existing supporters and proactive approach of new businesses to sell the initiative. I also support in maintaining the central database, delivering the box down to providing ongoing support to the partner businesses

 

What are you achieving from your volunteer work with HLH?

 “give a little, gain a lot”  – that’s exactly what I am achieving by volunteering with Healing Little Hearts, just by volunteering 1 day a week, I have been given the opportunity to gain a lot of confidence by meeting new people and I have been able to develop my own skills such as communication, adaptability and problem solving.

 
This is just the beginning and I am certain that I will achieve much more during my time at Healing Little Hearts. The work I do is extremely rewarding from a personal perspective as I know I am giving back to the community and making a difference to so many lives.
If you’d like to know more feel free to drop me line at radhika@healinglittlehearts.org.uk