What do you do at Touch Trust and when did you join the charity?
Being a Full Time Creative Facilitator I start my work at around 9am. I run four sessions every day and man the office. I make sure everything runs smoothly each day. I joined the charity in 2012 and have been working for Touch Trust for 11 years. I used to work in Crema Coffee Shop in the Millennium Centre where our founder Dilys Price used to regularly come for her coffee. She explained to me about the work that we do here at Touch Trust and invited me to observe the sessions at the centre. That was when I signed up for the Touch Trust Training and I have never looked back!
What do you enjoy the most about working for Touch Trust? What inspires you?
I really enjoy the sessions and seeing the smiles of the faces of our guests when they leave. You can really tell how much they have enjoyed the session. It inspires me to know that I am making a difference through the work that I do. I think it is important for our guests to have an accessible place in which they can go outside of their homes. This is quite rare, which makes Touch Trust really special.
What music are you listening to at the moment? – what helps you relax in the evening?
Running the sessions we have multiple playlists on all day but to relax I listen to Kenny Gee the Saxophonist. I really love the instrument. We are lucky to have musicians as part of the staff team, and visiting musicians from across Cardiff that come into the centre to play for our guests. This is a real treat not just for myself but for the guests as well.