Gill Perkins

In 2011 after 20+ years in corporate sales and marketing I needed a new challenge.  I was offered the role of CEO at Wandsworth Oasis.  I justified the significant cut in salary to my husband by the fact that I would be working shorter hours and would be home to cook his dinner every night! 

Six years later it still hasn’t happened!  Why? Well, behind every HIV diagnosis there is a vulnerable individual.  If we can stop just one new diagnosis, our work makes sense.  So, supported by a great team of highly committed, slightly mad charity shop junkies and thanks to some amazing donors we open up our shops every day and sell, sell, sell.  It’s hard work, but I wouldn’t swap if for the world."

Behind every HIV diagnosis there is a vulnerable individual. If we can stop just one new diagnosis, our work makes sense.