KBS Learning Technologist Phil Leads the Way with Charitable Work

Kent Business School’s learning technologist Phil Robinson doesn’t just balance working life between KBS and and the Division of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ), he devotes almost all of his spare time to help those in need.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, Phil, has worked as a volunteer for many good causes through international volunteering charity Lions Clubs International of which he is General Secretary for the British Isles and Treasurer of Thanet Lions Club.

His list of charity work since the pandemic began includes:

  • providing PPE and other equipment for local hospital staff at the QEQM hospital, Margate, as well as care homes and funeral directors
  • supporting University colleagues making PPE equipment, including visors
  • managing parking at the local (Thanet) Asymptomatic Testing Site (ATS)
  • raising and donating money for food bank equipment and hot food deliveries.

Phil says: ‘My voluntary work with the Lions is the best thing in the world to do. When you help people, you get more back than you can ever give’

Phil first became involved in volunteering with Lions Clubs International 21 years ago, but became more active in 2010 when he retired as an area bank manager for Santander in Kent.

Phil rose through the ranks, becoming Chairman of the British Isles and Ireland from 2014 to 2015. His Lions roles have taken him as far afield as Belarus (after the Chernobyl disaster), Sri Lanka (following the 2004 tsunami) and the Philippines (post the typhoon in 2015).

Read more about Phil’s charity work journey and life as a KBS member of staff here.

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