Hello. My name is Harry Verity, and I have been involved with St John for the last four years now, and I have participated in three visits to the Hospital in Jerusalem.
I have also joined local fund-raising events in the UK.
Recently we formed iYouth to help young professionals get involved in St John Eye Hospital Group, with special thanks to our Patron, Professor James O’Higgins Norman, for helping, supporting, and leading us.
I started off helping in the Hospital by working in the kitchens, preparing meals for the doctors, nurses and the patients. I did this twice in the three trips I made to the Hospital. I then went on Outreach, and helped where I could there, by testing distance sight on a screen.
Even back in the UK I was able to get involved, with fund-raising events and more, like charity auctions and fund-raising dinners, but also at school with charity week.
Simply writing short articles and reports is also very valuable and an easy way to help out, as they can be posted to the main website for everyone to read.
iYouth is about inclusivity, involvement and opportunity. No matter who you are, if you are young, and you want to get involved.
What’s stopping you?
Honorary Treasurer, iYouth
Bio: I have been involved with St John for the last four years now, and I have participated in three visits to the Hospital in Jerusalem.
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