Secretary and Head of Fundraising
Laura Fifield is our uber dedicated Secretary, and our Head of Fundraising. She is a woman of many talents and a lover for helping people to be the best they can be. Laura also happens to be a great physiotherapist. We thought that we could all learn something from Laura, so we asked this go-getter what inspires her to do her thing.
Who inspires you?
My mum inspires me, she has always been supportive of decisions that I have made and made pathways available so I can achieve my goals and ambitions. She is a hardworking lady and is always putting others before herself.
She has taught me to always be the best that I can be and not to compare myself to others.
Each day I see traits in myself that are like my mum and I couldn’t be prouder.
Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?
Waikato river board walk – I love to run, walk and bike the board walk with friends and by myself. It has amazing scenery, places you can stop and have a picnic or just time to reflect on our wonderful back yard.
What's the best thing you bring to Seed Waikato?
The willingness to try new tasks outside my comfort and knowledge range, my eagerness to develop myself and also my determination to aid Seed Waikato to achieve its goals.
What do you spend your time on?
I work as a physiotherapist at Anglesea Physiotherapy clinic, Braemar Hospital and Southern Cross hospital in Hamilton treating musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative orthopaedics and cardiac patients.
Outside work I enjoy getting outdoors running, mountain biking, hiking, camping and exploring our beautiful country.
I love catching up with friends and family. And most of all love planning my next holiday.
What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?
Moving down to Dunedin to study at the age of 17. I had never been to Dunedin before and separating from my family especially my triplet sisters was a very difficult decision.
What's the coolest thing you're working on right now?
I am in the process of learning the ropes of being the interim secretary for Seed Waikato.
And also promoting the charity partnership fundraiser selling The Entertainment Book.
What colour crayon would you be?
Dark purple with sparkles as it isn’t a stand out bright colour but shines when it needs to.
What inspired you to join Seed Waikato?
I loved what Seed Waikato was achieving, the amazing events that I had been to inspired me to get involved. I love the idea of connecting people from all different backgrounds and filling the gap in the Waikato region to make a safe environment for this to be achieved.
Also, my sister, Stacey being co-chair of Seed Waikato at the time also had a significant influence. I saw the work and satisfaction she gained from being involved with the charity organisation.
What does Seed Waikato mean to you?
It gives me another sense of belonging and satisfaction to be part of a group of young people making changes for young people.
If you’d like to contact Laura her very official Seed Waikato email is Laura.Fifield@seedwaikato.nz