AAT student in Olympic Torch Relay
Jen Hall, an 18 year old AAT student from Newcastle, took part in the London Olympic Torch Relay on Friday 15 June.
Currently completing a finance and accounting apprenticeship with Procter and Gamble (P&G), a global manufacturing company, Jen is currently completing her AAT Level 3 accountancy studies. She works within the Global Business Services Centre in the P&G Newcastle Upon Tyne office.
As an official sponsor of the 2012 London Olympic Games, P&G gave its employees the opportunity to nominate to become a torch bearer. Jen was nominated to take part for her outstanding commitment to the Manzini Charity which fosters a close bond between her old school, St Anthony's, and an orphanage in Swaziland.
Jen has been heavily involved in the program, dedicating significant personal time in fundraising and providing coaching and support to vulnerable children in Africa. She led an initiative raising a personal contribution to the charity of £700 in the first year of her involvement.
Jen commented: “I am thrilled to be given the chance to be involved in the Olympic Games, it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I have been able to obtain a good balance between my charity work and study. I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the orphanages in Africa and have taught English to orphaned children between the ages of 8-19. My long term goal is to become a chartered accountant. The experience I am gaining with P&G in conjunction with my AAT studies is helping me on my way to achieving that goal.”
Accompanying photo: Olympic torch bearer Jen Hall