Board of Trustees
I manage a portfolio of Y Care International projects implemented with our partners in the global South, primarily in Liberia and Sierra Leone and lead the coordination of our emergency response activities in line with international humanitarian standards.
Fundraising & Marketing
I am responsible for developing new strategic relationships with corporate partners, charitable trusts and foundations, YMCAs and high net worth individuals. I have worked in the charity sector for over 10 years, covering all aspects of fundraising, from the stopping people on the streets, to working with youth and church groups, to securing multiyear grants with BLF, to developing partnerships with Boots and Virgin Atlantic.
I am responsible for updating the fundraising database with regular donations and responding to enquiries or correspondence received from supporters. I am also responsible for managing Y Care International's community fundraising programme, which includes challenge events and church groups.
I am responsible for all of our individual supporters, who give to us on a regular basis or via our cash appeals. I also manage any legacy or in-memory gifts that are left to Y Care International. I came to Y Care International from UK charity Prisoners Abroad, and have over four years experience in fundraising and marketing for charities including British Red Cross, as well as a Masters degree in Human Rights.
I am responsible for managing the Fundraising Department’s Raiser’s Edge database. Working closely with the Donor Care Officer I ensure that all supporter records are maintained and that income is recorded accurately. I support the fundraising department with income and campaign reporting and provide training and support for all users of the database.
I co-ordinate applications to Trusts and Foundations to complement our work funded by institutions, as well as bespoke projects. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering as a Trustee of grant-giving charity and on a crisis helpline, multiple box sets and listening to all sorts of music.
International Citizen Service
As the Financial Controller, I’m responsible for maintaining oversight of financial management administration procedures and guidelines; advising our Senior Management Team and supporting colleagues; ensuring compliance and controls; providing financial analysis and reporting our accounts.
Youth Engagement Panel
I volunteered with Y Care International in Togo in 2017. After returning to the UK I wanted to learn more about how a charity works which is why I chose to be a part of the panel. I am also a vet student and in the future I hope to become more involved with charity work both inside and outside of my profession.