I joined SANE in February 2009 as Director of Fundraising & Marketing. My background is in commercial Marketing & Sales and I gained my MBA at Ashridge in 2002. As someone who loves to travel, I was fortunate that my work involved many years abroad – Australia, USA, Isle of Man, Italy and Russia. Since 2007, I’ve been happily back in the UK. This change also reawakened my interest in the charity sector, something I'd explored while doing my Masters. Working for SANE very much appealed to me; I’ve always been interested in psychology, philosophy and health.
I practice Ashtanga yoga, which often means getting up very early. Other interests include art, theatre and classical music. These creative arts help to balance the stress of being a Bolton Wanderers supporter!
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can call on 0207 422 5544.
I am the Senior Fundraiser at SANE. I joined in April 2010, after 18 months working for a small disability charity. I graduated from the University of Kent in 2007 with a Master of Drama and Theatre Studies degree; since then I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for a diverse range of charities.
Working for SANE appealed to me because of the rising number of people affected by mental health issues, and the wonderful, dynamic work SANE is doing to address this, and ensure a better quality of life for those affected.
Outside of work I love going to the theatre, eating out, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
I joined SANE as a Fundraising Assistant in April 2012. I left university in 2010 with a First Class BA Hons in Geography. I had always been very passionate about my subject, learning about differences between people, place and time, and the socio, economic and political influences on these. My education really inspired me to want to build a career in which I could give back to society and help others.
Since university I have been fortunate to spend time travelling and developing my work experience through interning and volunteering at various charities.
Mental health is a subject very close to my heart as it affects so many people, but there is still so much stigma attached to it. I have really enjoyed my time at SANE so far, and love working with inspiring fundraisers who complete amazing challenges.... every day brings new tasks and I am privileged to be working for such a great cause.
I am a keen baker and like to get creative in the kitchen, baking cakes and then enjoying them with a nice pot of tea! I also like being outside, particularly by the sea; discovering new places and enjoying the great outdoors!
I joined SANE as a Fundraising Assistant in April 2012. I graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 with a BA Hons in English Literature, and from Queen Mary; University of London in November 2011 with an MA in English Literature. I developed an interest in the charity sector through volunteering whilst at University. I went on to be the Innovations New Media intern at Barnardo’s; through this experience, I developed my passion for fundraising.
My interest in mental health stems from my work with the Samaritans, an organisation that I am heavily involved with. I am committed to reaching out to those with mental health problems, and encouraging the wider public to start talking about mental health. I am delighted to be involved with SANE’s work, and look forward to changing attitudes for the better. I am also an Assistant Playworker for an organisation that supports children with special needs and learning difficulties.
In my spare time I attempt to win pub quizzes, and go to aerobics classes. I have a weakness for fantasy novels and fairytales, and enjoy spending time with my friends and family.