Kim Hughes

Volunteer Profile – Kim Hughes

Age:

59

How many camps have you attended?

About six.

Why do you volunteer for Feel the Magic®?

To help children understand their grief and know that they aren’t alone.

What is your favourite season and why?

Summer – it’s the happiest. The sun is shining, it’s time to smile again.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard about grief?

That it’s ok to cry, to feel lonely, to have dark days and that waves of grief can sneak up on you when you least expect it to. To help yourself, put your hand on your heart, take deep breaths, feel your heart pumping and know that you can continue on.

What inspires you about our campers?

How amazing these kids are. I have empathy and compassion for how they cope with the loss of their loved one. I don’t know that I would have been able to cope if I had been in their situation.

A final note from Kim:

I think Camp Magic changes kids lives. We may not always see it at Camp, but when you read what the parents say about their kids after they have attended Camp, it’s clearly having a huge impact. Well done Camp Magic.