Jess

Social Media Manager

Your role/title at Apart of Me:

Social Media Manager

How are you involved with Apart of Me?

I really wanted to use my marketing skills to help an amazing cause, which is when I came across Apart of Me! I manage the Apart of Me social media channels and have also been involved with various other projects within the charity. I’m a marketing manager in my ‘day job’ therefore love helping out wherever I can, with all things marketing.

Is there someone or something that you love that isn’t here anymore?

My grandad; when I was 19 - he was my first loss; we held a special bond. It was a very difficult time. Christmas 2019, at the age of 28 I lost my step-grandad to cancer - he had been in my life since I was 4 and never had been considered a ‘step’ relative, he wanted me to do a reading at his funeral, which I honoured.

My 2 cats, passed away within a month or 2 of each other when I was 25, I was shocked by the overwhelming grief I felt, but I realised I essentially grew up with these animals and therefore had built a lovely bond with them.

What is guaranteed to make you laugh?

Any sarcastic and blunt jokes!

List some silly facts about you:

I have a dwarf hamster called peanut and have become obsessed with hamster groups/pages on social media. I love being creative and making things, my fiancé loves dinosaurs, so I’m incorporating dinosaurs into our wedding décor (in a classy way of course!)

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Surround yourself with those who are there to bring you up and never to shut you down.