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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dot.com dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

Staff and Volunteers

Rama Bhalla - Founder/Director

Following University, I landed the role of Office Manager at a textile company. Nine years ago I co-founded Konnect9 and co-developed the www.givingworldonline.com website. I love travelling, reading and writing.

The overall aim of Giving World Online is to provide a global platform for diverting the world's surplus resources to the world's poorest and most needy people.

Quote: "The purpose of life is to live a purposeful life."

Sujata Bhalla - Founder/Director

Leicester-born, I graduated in Business & Finance and then went into a number of managerial/financial/business support roles before co-founding the charity with my sister Rama. My interests include reading, travelling, listening to music and eating chocolate, occasionally all at the same time!

Quote: "If you don't like something change it, if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."

Philip Nicholls - Web Officer

I have a bachelor's degree in Physics but also enjoy chemistry and mathematics. I also have knowledge of PHP, which I learned as a hobby, but continue to develop. I enjoy most things geeky, particularly maths, computers, sci-fi and graphic novels. I'm also a big fan of American Football and like to Snowboard (when I can!).

Quote: "One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual." (Terry Pratchet)

Bindu Majithia - Office Manager & Corporate Marketing Officer

As a member of the Institute of Credit Management, I have worked in various fields from finance to marketing in the corporate sector and my personal business. I came to Giving World Online as a Trustee from its humble beginnings and can’t think of a better place to volunteer my time. The charity has since grown which has provided an opportunity for me work as a Marketing Officer. I love reading, travelling and making a difference in people’s lives.

Quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi

Jo Watson-D'Ovidio - Volunteering Programme Co-ordinator

I have a Fine Art degree and creativity has always been an important thread in my life. I try to be creative in my approach to work, which has mostly been with adults and children in an educational setting. I have lived in France, Italy and Switzerland, and found the experience of learning about unfamiliar cultures interestingly challenging. I am happiest when I am outside and I love sharing food and laughs with family and friends.

Quote: "Creativity is the catalyst for change"

Linda Davidson - Consultant

Linda had a career change to join the launch team of BBC Worldwide's beeb.com and then BBC Online. Headhunted to launch E4 and then to lead the global digital distribution at Discovery Networks before broadening her base as European IT Director, Strategy and Operations for Discovery.

Linda lectures in digital innovation and is a popular keynote speaker on futurology. She also helps companies to navigate the world of digital innovation. As part of Legend Engage, Linda runs the social marketing operations for international FMCG brands. Linda is passionate about the work Giving World does and is a volunteer and fundraiser. Linda also mentors young adults into education and work, and for this she has been shortlisted for the Woman of the Future award 2014.

Tim Clarke - Warehouse Operative

I am currently doing a warehouse apprenticeship at Giving World, which is teaching me different ways on how to work in a warehouse environment and teaching me how Giving World works as an organisation helping charities.

I'm a big fan of sports, supporting the mighty Leicester City. I also have a keen eye for fashion and ear for music.

"Every dog has its day" - Tony Montana

Vinod Chauhan - Warehouse Operative

I have volunteered for different charities and food banks in the past. I enjoyed helping people who are less fortunate than me and I think working for Giving World gives me a better opportunity to help more people. I have also worked as a caretaker at a school.

"Think positive and positive things will happen."

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