Monday, June 27, 2005 | Voluntary sector | Rebels with a cause | Voluntary sector | Rebels with a cause: "Rebels with a cause

In search of personal fulfilment, many city-slicking PAs are swapping the high life for less pay but more job satisfaction in the charitable sector. Cath Janes finds out how

Monday June 27, 2005
The Guardian

Unless you have a strange immunity to tubthumping pop stars, you'll have noticed that the Make Poverty History campaign is having a bit of a do. On Saturday July 2, campaigners and revellers will descend on Edinburgh to demand debt cancellation for the world's poorest countries.

For the estimated 400 charities supporting the event it's the pinnacle of months of hard work. But for the PAs of those charities it's also something personal. 'I want to feel like I am making a difference,' says Nikki Sturridge, PA the director of Cafod, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, which is part of the Make Poverty History Alliance. 'I love knowing that I can help make life better for people caught in conflict or suffering. It helps me sleep better at night.'"

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