All the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at our events is supported by wonderful BCC volunteers. They are the heart and soul of our team and we are so grateful for their support.
Lisa Trant has been one of our loyal and active supporters for more than 10 years, so we had a chat with her to find out what it's like being a BCC volunteer.
What motivated you to volunteer for Breast Cancer Cure?
I went to a Charity Event about 10 years ago for Breast Cancer Cure and saw the volunteers working - it was a time where I had been looking to give something back to the community and I guess the world. I signed up that night.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering for Breast Cancer Cure?
I love working with the team, working behind the scenes to ensure that everyone we host has a great time and that we can raise as much as we can for the valuable research. And I love the commitment to find a cure!!
What is it like volunteering at Fashion for a Cure? Any highlights or memorable moments?
Volunteering is so satisfying to me - I work a busy job so, this puts me in a very different space, reminds me to be humble and kind to everyone. One memorable moment was volunteering at the Dunedin Fashion for a Cure - Petra Bagust the host and I were on the same flight and for about 30 mins we thought we were going to be diverted to Christchurch, meaning we wouldn’t make it in time!!!!! We did and it was all good, that was the night I met Debra Fallowfield an amazing Jeweller from Dunedin who had donated a ring to be auctioned off….. Go check out her website/Instagram … I may or may not have bid on that auction that night ….:)
Why did you sign up to be one of our very special Breast Cancer Cure Patrons?
Every little bit helps!
Why did you choose Breast Cancer Cure as the charity you support?
I wanted to give back and use a skill set I have - organising and people management organising the volunteers for events is something I love.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I don't think volunteers for organisations get the kudos they deserve - Breast Cancer Cure is very grateful for all of our volunteers and some of these events couldn’t happen without the kind nature of these folks - it's so satisfying to give back and to listen to folks stories. We also need more volunteers so if you know anyone who can help please let us know.