Treloar's Fundraising Team


Jon Colville, Director of Fundraising

I started at Treloar’s in 2002 as Community Development Manager and became. Director of Fundraising in 2011.

I love a bustling busy 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 like a laugh and bad jokes and use humour to de-stress.

Sarah Adwick, Development Manager

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.

Catherine Bristow, Events Manager

I organise Treloar’s special events throughout the year which fit and engage supporters of Treloar’s and raise much needed funds for our students. Some of these events include the Treloar Talks, St Swithun’s Way Walk and Run, Golf Day, Dummer Fair and most importantly our flag ship event, the Mansion House Black Tie Gala Dinner. My role is to ensure everyone has an amazing time, the event runs smoothly and safely and is profitable for the charity.

Joanna Clarkson, Database Manager

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. 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.

Judith Conners, Trust and Liveries Fundraiser

I am responsibility for maximising income from grant-making charitable trusts and London Livery Companies. The Trust and Livery team income target each year is around £0.5m. Relationship building with trusts and Liveries is the main priority. Gathering information from across Treloar’s, preparing proposals, giving presentations and reporting on donations are crucial. Research, administration and writing take up much of each day. Arranging for donors to meet students and see round Treloar’s is hugely helpful and Supporters’ Days through the year are a very enjoyable aspect of the job.

Robyn de Wet, Head of Trusts and Grants

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.

Lucinda Gillingham, Head of Fundraising Development

My work is varied in that I am responsible for developing relationships with companies, managing a group of Trusts and working on trying to develop and increase our income from TRElottery. I write lots of applications to corporate foundations and trusts to encourage them to support us and I am always on the look out for new companies who might consider fundraising for Treloar’s. You will often see me showing fundraising visitors around our School and College and I am deputy to Jon, our Director of Fundraising

Jaki Groves, Fundraising Administrator

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 the Database Manager on Gift Aid claiming tax back on your kind donations. This is invaluable revenue to Treloar's.

Claire Kercher, Fundraising Marketing Executive

I work with the rest of the fundraising team to promote our events and activities across our different communication platforms—print, digital, social media, press. I also work with the wider Treloar's marketing team to ensure we raise awareness of Treloar's whenever possible and provide support at events.

Karen Sanderson, Patrons and Merchandise Manager

I started working at Treloar’s in January 2007 working with the Director of Fundraising as her assistant working on aspects of Fundraising including events, PR, marketing, Patrons, major donors, merchandise and general day-to-day fundraising / administration. My role evolved and I am now purely responsible for all our Patrons including our Royal Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, merchandise and I am editor for Treloar’s Today, our Fundraising newsletter. I source and buy a range of gifts, cards and Treloar’s branded merchandise.

I love working at Treloar’s but, for me I get the best buzz spending time around our students and I for one do not get to do this enough as there is always more than enough to keep us at our desks … Fundraising!!

Charlotte Thomas, Community Fundraiser

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. Some of the active events that I look after include the London and Brighton Marathon, Prudential Ride 100, Parallel London and Superhero Tri.

I also organise Party in the Park, co-ordinate legacy giving and manage the Tea for Treloar’s campaign.

Elaine Walker, Visits Co-ordinator

I have worked at Treloar’s for more than 10 years .

My role is to organise visits to Treloar’s, in particular the Annual Lord Mayor’s visit, when we have more than 100 hundred guests joining us on the day. I also act as Secretary to the “Friends of Treloar’s” & help to organise their events e.g. the Annual Plant Sale & their Xmas Fayre.