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"For me Black History Month is about recognising the sacrifices made by those who came before"

13th October 2020

To commemorate Black History Month, this week we want to shine a spotlight on Charity Executive Assistant, Rose Bowen. She is a vital part of St George's Hospital Charity, even more so due to her incredible kindness and generosity (and amazing baking skills!)

We asked Rose a few questions:

How long have you been at St George’s Hospital and Charity?

I am Executive to the hospital charity's CEO Amerjit Chohan and Director of Finance and Operations, as well as offering administrative support to the Charity's Board of Trustees. I have been at the Trust for nearly 10 years having worked in Acute Medicine for 5.5 years, with a short stint in genetics and 2.5 years with the Charity.

Tell us about your job and what you enjoy most

My job means that I am faced with new challenges daily and gives me the opportunity to help the Charity make a difference in our hospitals and the communities they serve.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

For me Black History Month is about recognising the sacrifices made by those who came before, so that future generations can enjoy the equality they fought for. Having experienced apartheid first hand in (now) Zimbabwe, the impact it has had on my life has been significant. From the treatment to the opportunities we were denied. This has been the driving force that has strengthened my character, and desire to ensure a better life for my children.

Is there anyone significant from Black History that you would like to quote?

My favourite quote is by Nelson Mandela, "It always seems impossible until it's done".

 

 

 

 

 

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