As Head of Charities I am responsible for the charity’s overall strategy and implementing our ambitious fundraising programme across all income streams. I joined the charity in 2003 and became Head of Charities in 2007.
Deputy Head of Charities – Individual Giving & Trusts
I have special responsibility for individual giving and charitable trusts. Individual giving covers all donations received from direct mail, regular givers, major donors and legacy gifts. Part of my role is to seek out interesting and worthy projects from the hospitals of the trust for the Charity Team to fundraise for.
I look after our sporting event participants and guests at our fundraising events. Leading up to an event, I will send out your sponsorship pack and offer advice and support along the way to help you get the most out of your fundraising. You will also see me at the events to cheer you on and help to make sure everything runs smoothly.
My job is to work with our school communities and plan with them the best way for a school to fundraise for the charity. I visit schools to talk to pupils and staff about the work that goes on in the hospital and how their fundraising could help to make a difference to children in hospital. I also help to support our fundraisers and look after those taking part in Onesie Day or Teddy Toddle!
I help keep our charity’s supporters and donors up to date with what is happening through various channels. I am also developing the new charity lottery which is an exciting time! I love meeting the patients, their families, and the staff at the hospital – it’s truly inspiring to see the amazing difference that the charity makes to people’s lives.
I am the Donor Development Officer and oversee the administration department. The department processes all incoming donations and provides support to the fundraising team. I manage our database and profile our donors in order to maximise our mailing campaigns.
I am responsible for all press and media enquiries at the charity, liaising with journalists to help get your fundraising stories heard. I also provide media assistance to fundraisers as well as looking after our lovely celebrity patrons.
I am responsible for organising our own events including balls, dinners and concerts as well as recruiting and looking after participants in mass-participation events such as the Great Manchester Run and Manchester Marathon. It’s my job to plan our events and ensure that they run smoothly and that participants raise as much money as possible.
As part of the community team, my main role is to help supporters organise their own fundraising, assisting them with the process of registering with us, sending out collection tins/t-shirts and setting up online sponsorship, amongst other things. I’m also on hand to give advice and to take photos with our giant cheque to celebrate all our fundraisers’ hard work.
I joined the Charity team in 2013 and head up the corporate fundraising team. My role is to focus on growing the income and support received from companies throughout the region. Looking at trends in philanthropic giving, I’ll set the strategy and accompanying objectives for the corporate fundraising team to ensure we deliver against our targets and provide an excellent support service to our corporate partners.
I have worked with the charity since 2010 and now head up the Community team. I work with supporters, schools, nurseries and community groups who organise their own fundraising. The best thing about my job is all the people I get to meet and work with - no two days are the same!
I have been with the Charity since 2006 and head up our Marketing & Communications team. I am responsible for delivering our Marcomms strategy and increasing the charity’s profile across the region. I am responsible for producing all of the charity’s marketing materials, the website and key mailings to our donors. My favourite part of the job is meeting some of the patients we treat.
I support the Events Manager in executing our busy annual events calendar, which could include anything from balls, dinners and concerts to skydives, abseils and spina-thons. I also work on external mass-participation sporting events including the Great Manchester Run, Swim and Cycle to ensure our participants are fully supported in their fundraising efforts as well as being there for them on the day.
I work with our case study children and families to show how the projects we support help. I am also responsible for maintaining the charity website, social media activity and internal communications and writing the charity's newsletter.