Lavender Busiega

National Recruiter

SMILE Fundraising has been an incredible journey for me since joining in 2020. It holds a special place in my heart as it was my very first job, despite having no prior work experience while completing my law degree. I will forever be grateful to SMILE for taking a chance on me.

Starting off in fundraising, I quickly learned the ropes and expanded my skills by moving on to welcome calls. Now, as a member of the recruitment team, I have grown both personally and professionally. The flexibility in working hours and the unwavering support from the entire staff have been truly unparalleled.

Outside of work, I have a few cherished interests that bring joy to my life. Like Madonna once said, I am a self-proclaimed 'material girl.' I adore all things designer, including bags, shoes, and sunglasses. Shopping has become my favourite pastime, allowing me to indulge in my passion for style and fashion.

Additionally, I love reading poetry and watching period dramas.

Favourite Quote

Two quotes that deeply resonate with me are: “...and here you are living despite it all” by Rupi Kaur and the timeless wisdom shared by Marilyn Monroe, “Diamonds are a girl's best friend.”

Favourite Charity

Save the Children, because its close to home for me.