Date published: 31 May 2017 by Anna Jackson
At Rainbow Trust we have a team of dedicated Regional Fundraisers, ready to spread the word of Rainbow Trust and help you raise funds to support families. From Schools to Rotary Clubs, Lily is on hand to help. Here, she shares her love for working for a charity.
Hello, my name is Lily, and I have been part of the Regional Fundraising team for a year and a half now.
I have always had a passion for charity work, and whilst at The University of Kent started volunteering – I volunteered so much that my mum thought I would fail my degree! (I graduated with honours).
When I left University, I knew my passion would only grow so I was keen to work for a charity so I could play my part in helping those in need. I worked for a company local to Rainbow Trust’s head office, where I met Katherine who was already working for Rainbow Trust. I loved seeing the work Katherine and her team would do in order to fundraise for such an amazing cause, so I enquired about jobs… and the rest is history!
I work with the west side of the Country, which sounds pretty huge. This includes our South West teams; West London, Southampton, and Swindon. And also includes our Greater Manchester team. Basically, anything in the west half of the country between Cumbria and Southampton.
Challenging, but brilliant, the role of Regional Fundraiser puts you to the test. The best part of my role is being able to meet such diverse groups of people, from primary schools teachers and pupils, to Golf Clubs, businesses, and Rotarians. I learn something new every day with this role, and hear all fundraising ideas, weird and wonderful, and make them work as best I can.
Because we cover such large areas, it has always been a challenge to attend events in various locations, so having our network of fantastic volunteers is a blessing; from events to cheque presentations and talks, we couldn’t do it without them.
I love to work with everyone, individuals, groups, or organisations. This is why I want to ask, if you happen to know, or belong to, a group who you think should hear about Rainbow Trust and might want to get involved in what we do, let me know. From bake sales, to skydives, there is something out there for everyone, and I can support you through every step!
Get in touch with me on email or call 01372 220092.
Lily, Regional Fundraiser