Many of my readers know that for the past 6 months I have been part of the Young Women's Trust Advisory Panel. As part of my role we come together every 6 months for a residential to talk over how things are going with the charity, look forward and help plan new ideas and also have fun together. This time around our residential was in Crewe so I headed up on the Friday along with some of the other girls from the South of England. As a surprise for the girls I decided to wrap up some books that I thought were awesome for the girls to take as a book blind date. Let's just say it was a massive hit!
The residential itself was an amazing combination of charity updates, campaign ideas and inspiring ladies. We had the absolutely incredible Deanna Rodger join us on Saturday afternoon for a poetry/creative writing workshop. It's always something that has really interested me and it was great to see how you can put together an awesome poem if you have some creative minds.
On Sunday I took part in a public speaking workshop. Whilst I'm a dab hand at performance (from doing youth theatre for years) I still get full of nerves and don't know what to do or say. Ore, our public speaking coach was really great with guiding us through how to behave and engage on stage. I left with such confidence that I can't wait to face any public speaking events that might come my way.
Joining the YWT Advisory Panel has been one of the best things I've done. I've made loads of new friends, experienced loads of new things and learnt skills I never knew I needed. The Young Women's Trust is one of those charities that has helped so many young women and will continue to help them and fight for their rights. For more information about joining the panel or all the work they do then please visit Young Women's Trust.