Meet trustee, Natalia Perez
Welfare advice specialist and White City Councillor, Natalia Perez, joins us as a new trustee.
Passionate about the life-changing difference that good advice can make, our new trustee Natalia Perez is also a Councillor for White City ward. Dedicated to improving her community’s quality of life, she sits on our Grants & Partnerships Committee.
Why did you decide to become a Councillor for White City ward?
I wanted to give back to the community that’s been my home for the last 22 years. I’ve dedicated much of my working life to the charity sector – organisations that give social welfare advice about things like benefits, housing and disability. I’ve worked with women and their families who’ve been struggling to make ends meet and threatened with homelessness. I found it so rewarding to see the huge impact good advice had on their wellbeing and quality of life. These experiences inspired me to get more involved with local issues and to directly help residents in our borough and White City ward.
Why did you decide to become a trustee?
I’ve always admired Hammersmith United Charities’ work: giving older people safe, secure, warm and affordable almshouses; supporting a great variety of grassroot community-based projects and charities through grant giving for much needed and impactful work.
This mission aligns with my own passion for supporting the charity sector and communities in need. I feel very grateful and privileged to be a trustee of an organisation that’s been at the heart of Hammersmith for 400 years. I’m very keen to be involved in future work and support local projects.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my daughter, partner and dogs. We have adopted two rescued dogs called Ziggy and Kusa. We all love going out for long walks and enjoying our local parks through the different seasons. Last year I started roller skating lesson in Hyde Park. I also enjoy exercising at the local gym and have a passion for dancing salsa and merengue in the kitchen.