I started my fundraising career in 2006 on an internship at the International Childcare Trust. Shortly after I joined the NSPCC and worked for several years in Special Events, working with committees of volunteers and organising balls and gala dinners all over London. In my final two years at the NSPCC I project managed the high-profile annual Childline Ball at the Savoy, which raised over £600,000 for Childline. I was Trustee for two years for a small grant-maker, the Alec Dickson Trust.
In 2011 I moved to the Midlands and worked as an Alumni Relations Manager at the University of Birmingham. In 2012 I joined MDSC (then NMC Midlands) as its Fundraising Manager and first ever employee. I then spent 4 years as Major Gifts Manager at Marie Curie in the West Midlands, where I worked with influential local supporters raising funds for hospice care. I then returned to MDSC in 2017 as Philanthropy Manager. I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved so far at MDSC, and love talking to service users about the difference the centre makes to their lives. It’s a privilege to help make this happen and be part of such a warm and committed team.
When I’m not working I am busy with two young sons and family life at home in south Warwickshire.