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Astrid - Fundraising and Communications
I keep our values
at the heart of my work at Missing People. But I think the one that comes the most naturally to my daily work is to Be Human and this is because of the people I work with, the supporters and volunteers. It’s easy to talk to people who feel equally as passionate and dedicated to the charity. Looking back on why I joined Missing People, it’s easy to say: the work of the helpline, the friendly staff and beautiful location.
I recently attended a play about the issue of missing and even though I have been working here for over 4 years, and have heard the uplifting and the painful experiences of the families, this play made it real. The enormity of missing a loved one is so huge for families and friends, I feel I couldn’t go through life without at least trying to play a small part in helping towards the support we give to families and try to help find the missing. If I had to give one example of when I have felt the proudest of working at Missing People, it's most definitely when we hear that a missing person has been found safe and well because of an appeal or support given over the phone. I’m proud to work in the same building as the helpline staff and volunteers.