Hi! My name is Alex and I’m a second year volunteer at Castlerigg. I still do miss my family and my dog, but this experience is so worth it!

I’m making wonderful friends, discovering I’m quite good with arts, climbing fells and taking photos, I’m getting more comfortable being myself. That includes proudly telling people I’m 20 years old, I do like wearing hats in the summer only, I’m obsessed with cartoons and vegan sweets.

I’m trying my best to share my love with people around. Every single morning I’m pushing myself to be that bit of sunshine in someone’s life, by bringing as much laughter as possible into the centre. And before going to the chapel to pray with my amazing co-volunteers, I wake up thanking God for directing me here!