We were sad to bid farewell to our Mountbatten intern Becca Anstey this month. Becca is well-known to many of our members and event attendees and was the first point of contact for the Society’s beneficiaries when they call the office to speak to our social workers.
Becca came to New York in March 2015 as part of the Mountbatten internship program. The Mountbatten Institute offers live, work and study programs in New York and London for foreign nationals. The 12 month programs include full-time work experience and part-time academic study. During her time at St. George’s Society, Becca has become a valuable member of the team, contributing to all areas of the charity’s operation, including events, membership and managing our social media. Becca was also responsible for chairing a committee of fellow Mountbatten interns who organized fundraising activities to raise money for St. George’s Society. The committee hosted a quiz in Hoboken in December that raised over $500 and this month will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts to fellow interns and local offices to raise further funds. For more information or to place your order click here.
Becca’s replacement, Rachael Jones, will be joining us from Manchester, UK on 10 March. Rachael has most recently been working as a freelance consultant for Manchester City Council within their Youth Strategy team and was involved with designing and consulting on a new membership model for Manchester Youth Council to encourage more young people across the city to become members and have access to training, events and campaign resources. We look forward to welcoming Rachael to the team!