Patricia offers free zumba classes for customers in Whitechapel. She feels that volunteering is not only fun, but has given her great life skills.
"I’ve always enjoyed community dance classes and wanted to offer the same experience to women who might not be able to visit the gym or attend costly classes. I volunteered to share the experience and get people active in their own communities.
Southern Housing Group have been great and supported me all the way, including paying for my Gym Instructor qualification.
I've been running classes in Whitechapel for over 18 months. They're not just an opportunity to exercise, they're also a great way to socialise and meet new neighbours, share information about the community, and most of all have a great time moving about!
On a personal level, I get to dance and have fun as well as share the benefits of exercise and support my community. I've gained valuable skills and confidence and cannot recommend volunteering enough."