Mark Reidy is a freelance writer, mostly writing technical articles and social media pieces for which his science background obviously comes in handy. He also works for a book wholesaler. A while ago, he took some time out to study for a Masters degree in the History of Medicine, which he found very rewarding. In his leisure time, Mark enjoys watching films, going to the theater, or walking in one of the many wonderful parks that London boasts, like Hampstead Heath and Regents Park.
“I have always been interested in the work of TPRF,” says Mark, a TPRF volunteer based in the UK. “A few years ago, I heard Prem Rawat talking about his wish to do some humanitarian work, and I was excited to hear about the launch of TPRF as an organization.”
Initiatives like the Peace Education Program and the Food for People program inspired Mark because of the real difference they make in people’s lives. Accordingly, he was delighted to be able to take up a volunteer role with the Prem Rawat Foundation.
Mark works alongside Candice Wilmore in TPRF’s Independent Fundraising Team. The team offers support and guidance to organizers of independent events as well as directing them to appropriate resources and materials.
Mark usually spends about four to five hours a week in his volunteer role. When teams send in an Event Submission via the TPRF website, Mark will get in touch with them to offer his help in making a success of their event. “For example,” says Mark, “we have a lot of information we can send to volunteers who are thinking of organizing benefit golf tournaments.
Currently, I am working on guidelines for these types of events, including how to get sponsorship.” To interact with other volunteers and see what events are taking place near you, visit The Friends of TPRF Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofTPRF