Why I Volunteer – Thrive

One of the charities that we are donating London Open Gardens 2021 tickets to, Thrive use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Read below to find out what makes Thrive so special, and why Katy Perceval loves volunteering for them.

Katy Perceval

Who are you, a little bit about yourself and which charity do you volunteer for? 

Iā€™m a freelance journalist ā€“ and superfan of all things green! Work-wise, my previous career was 20+ years in communications with John Lewis and Waitrose, which was fun but I got burned out. So when I saw the chance to leave and take a career break to reset my life in 2017, I jumped right in ā€“ or should that be right out? Whatever, I was free. Top of my list was becoming a Garden Support Volunteer with Thrive London in Battersea Park.  

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