With Lockdown 3.0 upon us, The Business Exchange is
asking for your insights regarding coping strategies, new habits and how to
stay positive throughout this third (and hopefully final) national lockdown.
Emily Mitchard, Area Fundraiser for Bath and West Wiltshire
at Children’s Hospice South West, talks
about running, hugs and looking forward to CHSW’s
How are you keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0?
I feel very lucky that I work for Children’s Hospice South West. It is this
which has kept me so positive. The families we work with all have children with
life limiting conditions, so the support that the care team have been providing
them over this unimaginably hard time has been a lifeline. It is truly an
The odd glass of wine also helps!
How are you structuring your day? Have you changed your
My day has to be very well structured. With home
schooling, work and a toddler to contend with we have to plan our time
carefully to ensure all of our needs can be fulfilled. This also means we must
be flexible and not stress when things don’t always go to plan, which is a
skill I have perfectly honed since last March!
Are you doing anything new?
Running! It is the easiest way for me to have some
quality time to myself and run off any frustrations from the day. I may even
take on a running challenge for CHSW once
I’ve got a few more miles under my belt!
What are you most looking forward to when restrictions
To hug anyone and everyone! I’m also looking forward to
getting back to working at the hospice in North Somerset where our fundraising
offices are based.
What is your biggest goal this year?
Personally, my goal is to go on holiday somewhere sunny.
Professionally, I’d like to raise awareness of CHSW’s
milestone 30th anniversary and to get people to join the
What has the past nine months taught you and how has it
shaped your future for the better?
To be patient and kind, you never know what people are
going through and a smile can go a long way!
Find out more about Children’s
Hospice South West