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Volunteers help keep Culture company running
9:00am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
AS part of the launch of the new Culture Warrington company, we spoke to two volunteers who are keeping it running.
TAKING on a voluntary role at the Pyramid is inspiring Rachel Kinsman to achieve a career in marketing.
The 23-year-old has been helping out one day a week at the arts centre since May.
And she hopes it will give her the chance to get a job full time in the marketing industry.
The Manchester Met graduate, from Billinge said: “I went for an interview and did not get it. So I knew I needed some more experience which I can get here.
“I have really enjoyed the events side of things so would hope to get into events management possibly too.”
FOR the past six years Joyce Ireland has volunteered a couple of hours a week helping with archiving at Warrington Museum and Library.
The 73-year-old, from Appleton, is passionate about local history and has helped with transcribing and cataloguing some of the collection.
She said: “What always amazes me is when they say thank you to me.
“It is me who should be saying thank you. It is a privilege to work with the items in the collections.”
Joyce started work at the museum after discovering an interest in history while completing a degree at Chester College.
Research on subsequent MAs led her to research on the Victorian history of the town and she said it is something she now enjoys.