Grants Fundraiser Clare Baldwin has left the role after four years, but won’t be saying goodbye to Narcolepsy UK, as she has joined the Board of Trustees.
Clare said: “The job has been hectic, challenging but truly rewarding. It’s a tough fundraising climate, I’ve had to call upon my most compelling letter writing skills and persuasive telephone manner to beat other great little charities to shrinking pots of money.
“But what a great boost when a trust, foundation or the Lottery puts its faith in – and cash behind – our work supporting the narcolepsy community.
“The charity may be small but it’s doing great things with limited resources. And it’s so fantastic to see the enthusiasm of fundraisers out in the community thinking up every which way to do their bit to grow the £s. Thank you, I felt we were all working together to find the means of keeping our vital services running.
“Chris Allen has joined Narcolepsy UK as Fundraiser, and I wish her every success in her new role.”
New Fundraiser Chris has been a consultant fundraiser for many types of organisations and projects and has successfully raised moneyfrom a wide range of different sources, for example NHS Primary Care Trusts, European Social Fund, Trust for London, local authority funding streams, fundraising events, major donors and corporate sponsors.
Perhaps her most unusual fundraising story was working with Brent Cross Shopping Centre to financially support a London 2012 Olympic athlete in his preparation for the games. She has also run a small charitable organisation working with vulnerable children so she knows first-hand the challenges and financial struggles faced by the voluntary sector.