Hi Shimon. It would be great if you could tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am currently in upper sixth and am completing the International Baccalaureate at Parkside Sixth. I study History, Physics and Anthropology at higher level as well as English, Maths and Beginner’s Italian at standard level. I am originally from the Bahamas and have been living in Cambridge for a little over a year. I also swim several times a week with my club, City of Cambridge, and swim at many levels of competition. In early 2017 I competed for the Bahamas internationally and I also swim for my club at the regional level, competing against swimmers from all around the East of England.

What do you like most about volunteering for Findacure?

I enjoy the variety of tasks my volunteering work requires. I do something new all the time and many tasks help improve my creative and artistic ability (which is seriously lacking!) I also enjoy the very friendly atmosphere that everybody here provides, ensuring I understand what I am meant to be doing. I have never been assigned a job which I thought was too difficult or too scary to complete, although that doesn’t mean that they are easy and tedious. Many of the tasks have helped me build valuable skills which I will most likely need in the near future.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I have been to several different countries throughout my life, including Madagascar, Ethiopia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan and more. I also find Geography quite interesting even though I haven’t studied it in Sixth Form. I thoroughly enjoy travelling around the world and seeing new places I have never explored before. I intend to continue travelling as much as I can as I grow older.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I sometimes play video games or watch Netflix in my free time, but I would say I mostly just listen to music. I have a very broad range in what I listen to, but my most common choice would have to be Bob Marley. Occasionally, I also like to get active during my free time by going for a walk/run or even swimming if I feel I have missed too many practices or just haven’t done enough during the week.