WE ASKED borough residents to tell us about their Hillingdon: the places where they like to eat and drink, socialise and shop - or just about a quiet spot to watch the world go by when they are not hard at work. This week: NADIA KAMEL, 25, of West Drayton. Marital status: single
How long have you lived in West Drayton and where did you live prior to that?
I've lived here for the last 23 years. Before that I was living in Acton, my family moved here because they want to be on the outskirts of London. Acton is very inner city, whereas here you have access to London and the countryside.
What's your occupation?
I work as a UK support officer for a charity called The Esther Benjamin's Trust, which is based in Farringdon in London, and my work involves administration and fundraising. The charity helps to tackle issues like child trafficking, a lot of girls are trafficked from Nepal into India and we work to help eliminate this.
We rescue the girls and provide skills to help them get back into work. One of the skills they can learn is how to create mosaicsand we have our own company in Katmandu called Himalaya Mosaics which provides them with employment.
What made you choose that profession?
I just really wanted to be in a job where I could give something to people who need help.
I was also interested in international projects and I have had the opportunity to work in Nepal in November (of last year).
What do you enjoy about your job and why?
I like the opportunity it has given me to go and work abroad and see the children we are helping and I enjoythe challenge on a day-to-day basis. It is demanding but I am never bored.
I like getting involved in fundraising events, I am doing a lot of work to get people to support our charity during the London Marathon. I'm also going to be doing a charity run myself in May.
What do you like about where you live and why?
There is a community spirit here. People know each other. I have lived here for a long time, so I know a lot of the people in the area.
What would you change about where you live and why?
I feel safety could be improved and I would like to see more police on the buses.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
I enjoy socialising with my friends, going to bars in London. At the moment I'm also practicing for the run I'm going to be doing in May and I like going to the gym too (Virgin Active, in Stockley Park).
What is your favourite local pub or bar and why?
The Good Yarn in Uxbridge (High Street) because it has a nice atmosphere and there is always quite a lot going on there.
What is your favourite local restaurant and why?
Ilike Pang'sCottage, in Hillingdon. It's a Chinese restaurant which offers a buffet. The food is just really good value for money and it's very tasty.
What is your favourite local shop and why?
New Look in The Chimes in Uxbridge because I usually manage to find something I like in there. They have a good range and it is reasonably priced.
What was the last book you read?
I don't really get the time to read that much, but I do enjoy it when I get the chance.
What was the last CD you bought?
I bought a Lily Allen CD called "It's not me, it's you." I just really like her music.
What was the last film you saw?
Mamma Mia! I thought it was a bit cheesy to be honest.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
Spain, because I love the warm weather and the people are really friendly.
To support Nadia's fundraising efforts visit www.justgiving.co.uk/nadiakamel .
For more information about the charity, visit www.ebtrust.org.uk .