Steph Smith

Steph Smith : award winning Assistant

I'd like to introduce Steph Smith, an award winning Assistant and amazing charity worker.

Here are some of the things her colleague said about her...

A colleague who nominated her for her PA Hub award:

 

I would like to nominate my work colleague Steph Smith for all her outstanding charity work. Steph is the PA at work, her commitment, and enthusiasm to charity work is inspiring.

 

Steph started her fundraising doing a 5k run for Woodlands charity to help raise enough money for a leaf for her auntie who she had sadly lost to cancer. From then on she went onto raise another 2k for the Woodlands charity by taking part in the rock & roll 1/2 Marathon.

Steph, while working at Matalan, decided to take on her biggest challenge yet and trek the Grand Canyon over 5 days, this was something Steph knew she would struggle with as she had never been away from her children and would have no contact with them while in the canyon. Alder Hey set a target of £3k Steph smashed this and raised a massive £11,382.60 this was the biggest sum anyone had ever raised single-handed.

 

Overwhelmed by her achievement Steph then went and booked a skydive again raising just over 6k for Alder Hey. It hasn't stopped there though, Steph then started to volunteer for a local homeless charity the Paper Cup Project.The charity goes out every Monday night on the streets of Liverpool speaking and just being a friendly face to the homeless in Liverpool. Her sensitive friendly approach has made her popular with the homeless people in Liverpool so much so that Michelle, the founder of the project asked her to become a trustee of the charity.

 

Some days after work on a Monday night you will find Steph cooking over 40 hot meals in the kitchen in work to take out to feed the homeless and she even gives up her Christmas mornings to go out along with other volunteers. Last year Steph organized the best and biggest charity night Liverpool has ever seen, the night was a black-tie event. Every table sold out the night was hosted by Roy Walker and each table played Catchphrase, the auction prizes were amazing and the bidding for some of the items was tense! Honestly, it was one of the best nights in my life and knowing it was for charity made it even more special. Everyone in the room enjoyed every minute , the night raised about 20k for Macmillan. What a fantastic achievement by such a selfless person who has faced some really tough times in her own life but battled through. If you add it all up it's close to 40k if not more by one individual person and that's not including the hours she gives up for the papercup project. Steph is a mum of 2 who is also a PA to 3 demanding directors and still finds the time to do so much for charity. Every office needs a Steph to inspire them, she has changed so many lives with the charity work she does, she is amazing and we are lucky to have her.