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Britain's busiest jobseeker Bobbie Lane, of Ash, works a day at Gravesend and Dartford Messenger as part of her 100 Job Challenge

Britain’s busiest jobseeker Bobbie Lane is on the road to conquering her challenge to work 100 different roles for charity - after spending a day with the Messenger.

The 27-year-old of Ash Road, Ash, began her 100 Job Challenge to raise funds for The Meditation Trust, who helped her when she was signed off work with a debilitating illness.

The former Gravesend Grammar School for Girls student was told to stay at home by doctors in October 2013 and has been unable to return to work since.

Bobbie in the Messenger office
Bobbie in the Messenger office

She was later diagnosed with Migraine Variant Balance Disorder - an illness which leaves people disorientated and exhausted.

But she has refused to put her feet up and decided to take on the challenge after reading Roman Krznaric's book How to Find Fulfilling Work.

Bobbie opted to support The Meditation Trust after practising Transcendental Meditation and KORE Therapy - an alterntative form of physiotherapy.

Bobbie's first job was as a delivery driver at New Ash Green Tandoori
Bobbie's first job was as a delivery driver at New Ash Green Tandoori

Last week, she worked as a delivery driver for New Ash Green Tandoori - where she raised £75 for the charity and on Friday she worked as a reporter at the Messenger’s office in High Street, Gravesend.

Starting at 8.30am, Bobbie’s tasks included writing stories for both Gravesend and Dartford editions, booking a photographer to attend weekend events and interviewing people for our Big Debate second - which she completed in record time.

Her story about dancing chef Aid Lewis, from New Ash Green, was also published on the Kent Online website.

Bobbie being put through her paces by senior news editor Nikki White
Bobbie being put through her paces by senior news editor Nikki White

Writing about her day for her 100 Job Challenge blog, she said: “This morning I had absolutely no idea what I was going to be doing, but I knew it was going to be interesting. It certainly lived up to and exceeded my expectations.

“I was very surprised to see that it was a small team of just nine people (five reporters and four selling advertising), to keep the paper running every week!

“I couldn’t believe just how much the reporters have to do: in some cases they have to find the stories if it’s a quiet day for news, do the interview and write the story. Once it’s been approved they then have to upload the story and images in a special programme.

Bobbie interviewed people for the Messenger's Big Debate
Bobbie interviewed people for the Messenger's Big Debate

“The bit I have found most exciting by far about the job is that you get to speak to people from all walks of life, I have a real fascination with people and learning about them, I think everyone has an interesting story to tell if you take the time to listen.”

Other jobs on Bobbie’s wishlist include writing a children’s book, zookeeper, graffiti artist, tiler, dog groomer, wedding photographer and cartoonist.

To make a donation or to read Bobbie’s website visit www.100jobchallenge.co.uk.


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