Meet our fundraising administrator
Late last year we welcomed Louise Jenkins to the Well Foundation team. With over 20 years experience in administration, with some time spent in charity, Louise knows how to keep an office running smoothly and does a fantastic job of looking after our incredible supporters. If you ever have a question or need some assistance, Louise is at the end of the phone and ready to help. Here’s a little more about her.
You’re almost four months into the new job, what do you enjoy most about coming to work everyday? I love the team here - they are a great group of people to work with. Plus I enjoy interacting with our donors and various groups who provide knitting or goods for the patients. I’m constantly humbled by how generous and thoughtful people are.
What does the Waitemata area mean to you? Waitemata is home. I grew up in Glenfield with my four siblings and we all attended school there. My parents grew up on the North Shore, Mum in Browns Bay and Dad in Northcote. As a boy my Dad recalls moving stock along a farm track on a relative’s farm. That farm track is now Wairau Rd. My grandparents had lived in one of the remaining beach front properties at Browns Bay and as a family we’ve erected a seat by the changing rooms at the southern end in memory of them. I returned to the North Shore four years ago after 30 odd years living away and nearly all of my extended family still lives either on the shore or in Henderson.
What keeps you busy away from the office? Family is important to me so I spend a lot of time with my three adult children and large extended family. I love sports and I’m the worst armchair critic - cricket, tennis, triathlons, but rugby is definitely my favourite, so I spend plenty of time at Eden Park in winter. I also enjoy being out in the fresh air and nothing makes me happier on a warm summers day than a good book under a shady tree.