One part of being a Champion that I enjoy is taking beneficiaries to engage with employers. On 19th October, a beneficiary and I were invited to a Wedding Open Day in Northamptonshire. This was a great opportunity for both of us to get a better understanding of what to do next in terms of progressing towards a career in Wedding Planning. The companies that were there were very helpful, they supplied us with information on how they got into the business of weddings, how much they enjoy it and even pointed us to another open day that was taking place. The information was very useful, and I feel more confident in being able to help my beneficiary on route to becoming a wedding planner!
I have also taken a beneficiary along to an audition for a Halloween themed production, to which they got the part and are currently rehearsing! Another is engaged in work experience at a local hospital doing admin duties.