To celebrate Trustees Week, we have asked our board members to tell us about themselves, why they volunteer, and what matters to them.
Name: Janice Malone
Day Job: Engagement and Volunteering Manager (Scotland) at MacMillan Cancer Support
Role on ALLIANCE Board: Board Member
Tell us about yourself:
By day I’m Engagement & Volunteering Manager for Scotland at Macmillan Cancer Support – this means I lead the team who look after our volunteering offer for people living with cancer and the team who work to ensure that the voice of people living with cancer is amplified and runs through Macmillan’s work in Scotland.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and can be found whipping up a roast dinner most Sundays, I love being outdoors when I can and love to go hillwalking, but don’t get the chance as often as I’d like. My most recent climb was the Cobbler at Arrochar, which is one of my favourite places in Scotland.
I am a bit of a one for a challenge, and so I’ve signed up to take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park event on 8th December, I’ll be spending the night with thousands of others in Kelvingrove Park to raise money to end homelessness in Scotland. Wish me luck!
What made you decide to become a Trustee for the ALLIANCE?
I love volunteering, it’s a real passion of mine and I simply am in awe of the amazing things the Alliance has achieved over the years, that was the main reason I wanted to get involved and be on the Board. I am very proud to be a small part of such a wonderful organisation which ensures that the voice of the people is front and centre in its work.
What Matters to You?
I am mum to 2 lovely kids, Alfie who is 4 and Eilidh who is just 10 months. They are the light of my life and I spend much of my spare time with them and my partner Alan. We enjoy family trips to the park, the dreaded soft play and like to get messy in the kitchen with a bit of baking (I am no Mary Berry!).