As a newcomer to Halifax from Australia in the middle of winter, I was eager to sink my teeth into any work that I could find to keep myself busy and stave off those winter blues. Enter Alex’s Safe Harbour – a local charity providing free grief support for children, teens & families. They were in need of financial expertise on their new board of directors. With a background as a CFO and Company Secretary, I was primed to add value to this rewarding volunteer position.
A couple of months later, I landed my job as Business Manager & Accountant here at Journeyman. As part of ASH’s drive to raise funds, we discussed the need to create a video to promote the cause. Naturally, I took the idea to my colleagues at Journeyman to see if this was something that we could produce on a pro-bono basis.
Mathew saw this as way to support a fantastic cause and an opportunity to up-skill our internal resources, but it came with a catch: I was to be the producer of this film – a bit of a change from my regular bean-counting ways! This was going to be quite an adventure…