Hello from Simone Miller

posted 4 Mar 2013, 08:04 by Simone Miller   [ updated 22 Mar 2013, 08:08 by David Jones ]
Hi everyone, I am a brand new, “Trainee Community Organiser”, recently started in December....

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share with you the work I have done so far in our community.

I am originally from a small town called Beverley in East Yorkshire, and moved to Nottingham in 2004 to study a degree in Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University.

During my studies I rented accommodation in the heart of Sneinton, and fell in love with the area......

What I love about Sneinton the most is the cultural diversity and community spirit; I feel comfortable, peaceful and at home here...

The real concerns I have about the area is that, although I can see and feel a good community spirit, I also feel that people do not integrate enough; this worries me, however I do believe this will change in time.

My vision for Sneinton is for everyone to support and work with each other to make a positive change, to see projects develop, and for everyone to be happy.

My passion is “people”, and I am very focused upon helping empower people in our community to progress in life. I am also a qualified teacher in Fashion and Textile design.

My philosophy is... “You can achieve if you believe, never lose sight of your dream.”

The experience I have gained in the past 5 years working voluntarily for charities such as Inspire and Age Concern, and as a volunteer community organiser (also my teaching experience) has enabled me to help and support people from all age groups. I feel so very privileged to now have this opportunity to reach out to people in our community and be a part of making a positive change.

This month has been extremely positive due to our team's development of the Sneinton Hub @ The Hermitage Community Centre every Saturday 11am-3pm. I feel so happy to also introduce 11 Volunteer Community Organisers who all have projects that are making a difference in our community.  The projects include; creative writing classes; youth projects to increase self-esteem and integration through singing, dance and performance; also a support and advisory centre (which is still in the planning process).

Please contact me if you would like to tell me your loves, concerns, vision and ideas, or about anything else I might be able to help you with: Call   07738729850

simone.miller@corganisers.org.uk  or simone.miller@sneinton-alchemy.com

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