In the second instalment of our ‘Why do you GBB?’ series, we talk to Jill from our Whanganui chapter. This series looks at shining the spotlight on our amazing volunteers that help contribute to making Aotearoa the kindest country in the world. This week the Whanganui chapter is doing their social media takeover. Come over to Facebook (@GBBaking) and Instagram (@good_bitches_baking) to see what the Whanganui chapter has to share with us this week.
Thank you for all your mahi, Jill!
How long have you been volunteering with GBB?
My whanau have only been volunteering for a short time, but we're really enjoying our part in the lovely GBB community.
What made you decide to volunteer with GBB?
We are lucky enough to have Aroha, aka Head Bitch, as our fabulous neighbour! Aroha introduced us to the kindness that is GBB and we couldn’t resist joining in
What do you do when you're not volunteering?
When I’m not volunteering, I’m either working as a lawyer for a government Ministry or doing Mum stuff with our 3 kids. We moved to Whanganui from Wellington at the start of the year so we’re all still settling into our new life in many ways but are all loving life out in the hidden gem that is Castlecliff!
What’s your favourite part about being a Good Bitch?
My favourite part is of being a GB is getting the kids involved with the measuring, mixing, and decorating. I especially love giving the kids the pens to write lovely thoughts and drawings on the notes and cake boxes, their natural sense of kindness and love for others is really heartening.
What does kindness mean to you?
To me, kindness means doing what you can to help lift others no matter how big or small, if it comes from the heart it’s perfect.
Any memorable baking stories?
Spoiler alert, I’m not actually a very good baker – it’s not something I’ve grown up doing so when my baking actually turns out looking like it should, that’s memorable!!
What is your go-to treat?
The classic custard square – love those!
Jill's whanau spreading some GBB love!