I started at Treloar’s in 2002 as Community Development Manager and became Director of Fundraising in 2011.
I love a bustling office and doing difficult things with nice people. I am passionate about the work Treloar’s does and am very proud of what the Fundraising Team achieves. We fundraise for items not covered by state or local authority funding, the equipment, services or care are usually life changing for the recipient and their families.
I am responsible for managing the relationships of our generous philanthropists who have the capacity to give major gifts to Treloar’s. Transformational gifts of this kind have the extraordinary ability to significantly benefit and change the lives of our students. It is a privilege to welcome our major donors to Treloar’s, show them around and discuss with them how they can invest in our future.
I’m your first point of contact and have the privilege of reading your letters. My most important role is ensuring your donations are directed to your requested areas and thanking you. I work alongside Teresa on Gift Aid claiming tax back on your kind donations.This is invaluable revenue to Treloar’s.
I am responsible for our relationships with charitable trusts and livery companies, including writing applications for funding as well as providing reports on the impact which these donations have on our students. I also show current and prospective funders around our School and College so they can meet some of our students and learn more about our work and am deputy to Jon, our Director of Fundraising.
I help our supporters and volunteers to organise their own events which raise valuable funds for Treloar’s, give talks to schools and community groups, support our active eventers raise lots of sponsorship, manage the Tea for Treloar’s campaign and co-ordinate legacy giving.
I am responsible for our Patrons and celebrities and our Royal Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO and any associated official openings, visits and also fundraising dinners at St James’s Palace. I also source the Treloar’s gift and card range, manage our online shop and put together a Christmas card and gifts brochure each year. In addition I project manage our newsletter, Treloar’s Today.
I help run Treloar’s calendar of events throughout the year. From the annual St Swithun’s Way Walk and Run to our Mansion House Black Tie Gala Dinner - we try and make sure we have something for everyone. I ensure all the events run smoothly, raise much needed funds for our students and most importantly everyone who attends has a great time with us. I also help raise awareness about Treloar’s and the work that we do in the local community.
I organise visits to Treloar’s, in particular the Annual Lord Mayor’s Visit and act as secretary to the “Friends of Treloar’s” & help to organise their events e.g Plant sale & Xmas Fete.
My role is to coordinate all the mailings and communications that our supporters receive and to keep our records up to date, making sure we are communicating with everyone in the way they prefer. Alongside Jo I also ensure that all our donors are aware of the gift aid scheme so that everyone who is eligible can make their donations worth even more to Treloar’s. I enjoy meeting lots of you at various events and when you come to visit us here at Holybourne.