Going digital

Ryan Fox was recently enjoying travelling the world — until the coronavirus cut his adventures short.

Ryan Fox

Since returning from Asia to Romford, he's been voluntarily offering his marketing skills to Saint Francis Hospice.


"Travelling wasn't cheap, so while I can't make a huge donation to the Hospice financially, I can give my time," he said.


Ryan, 29, is a digital optimisation specialist. In layman's terms: he improves the performance of websites and makes them more user-friendly through analytics. As we adapt to life indoors, Ryan has noticed a significant difference in how people use our site and the Internet as a whole.


"It's interesting to see how people's online patterns have shifted since the lockdown," Ryan revealed. "There's been an enormous boost in people wanting to support the Hospice through the pandemic. It's great to see the community coming together."


Ryan's impressive CV boasts household names such as Eurostar, Channel Four, the BBC, Economist, and Which? — yet our Hospice will be the first charity to appear alongside them.


"It's an incredible feeling to know that I've made an impact and helped people," he said. "Volunteering at the Hospice will also give me more confidence to go into my next role."


You can also make a difference to our patients and their families by volunteering — whatever your skills may be. To find out more, please email volunteering@sfh.org.uk or call 01708 758614.