Fun and a little bit too much running.... Sarah Drew

Fun and a little bit too much running.... Sarah Drew

I began working as a data analyst intern for NRAS. My role is to evaluate the services at the charity to ensure that they are having the best possible impact on the people who use them. As a result I’ve been conducting focus groups, telephone interviews and if you’ve been sent any questionnaires it’s probably a fair guess that I’m not far away!

As a result I’ve been spoilt by the number of opportunities I’ve had to meet people with rheumatoid arthritis and their families. I’m always surprised by how welcoming everyone is and how willing they are to give up their time to help. As well as being insightful it’s also been a lot of fun – we’ve shared more than a few mince pies and giggles together. A particular highlight was trying out the holistic therapy technique of ‘cupping’ on the lucky lady who happened to be sat near me at a regional group meeting. I’ve pleased to say she emerged unscathed!

The remainder of this year looks no less exciting both for me and for NRAS. Against my better judgement I’ve already been coaxed into running the NRAS 10km with a number of my colleagues for the 2012 NRAS Games. I’m also very concerned that it’s only a matter of time before I’m persuaded to jump out of a plane attached to an instructor and parachute. All in the name of charity... I’m looking forward to meeting even more of you in 2012 and wish you all the best.

Sarah Drew

Data Analyst and Research Intern

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  • Good luck with the run x keep up the.good.work x

  • ditto! jumping out of a plane would be great fun Sarah :)

  • Hi Sarah, jumping out of a plane & parachuting is Great fun. I did it once-all by myself via static line. I didn't get to free-fall, which would be even better.

    I doubt they'd let me do it now, as I have no strength in my hands anymore to pull the chute. I could go again with an instructor though-who did all the work.

    Good luck organizing the run & if you get a chance, go parachuting-it's a rush.

  • I'd love to do a jump Sarah - always wanted to fly bird-style and that seems like the best way to do it. But wouldn't be so keen just now with hands and wrists being so feeble and sore. So if you get pushed into this then do it for all of us would-be parachuters eh?! TildaT

  • 10 K Thats a long way.. thinking of you xx

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