Charity & Fundraising
I love working with people on raising money for good causes. Usually, this involves being part of an event or a challenge. Over the years I have raised money for Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Trussell Trust, Settlers Museum, Lend With Care, Cash for Kids, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and more. My biggest challenge on a personal level to date was taking part in the London Marathon in 2017 to raise money for The Royal British Legion. I love to see friends and colleagues work together to support good causes!
Charity & Fundraising Team.
Company Name: PMS Diecasting Ltd.
Dates Volunteered: November 2017- December 2019
Implemented the official PMS Diecasting Ltd. fundraising team which met every period to discuss allocation of business funds to good causes and to support employee fundraisers and organise charity events and fundraisers within the business.
Volunteer TransaveUK Credit Union Rep & Operator.
Company Name: Transave UK
Dates volunteered: Oct 2015 – Present
Cause: Economic Empowerment
Created/implemented and administered the PMS Diecasting Savings and Christmas Club with TransaveUK Credit Union. As a volunteer operator, I used the Credit Union’s back end CMS for the savings and Christmas club, liaise and work with TransaveUK to ensure all employee paperwork and questions and requests were fulfilled and organise collection and payment of employee funds by communicating with PMS accounting and TransaveUK accounting teams. 1/3rd of the workforce at PMS Diecasting eventually saved with TransaveUK making monthly payments through payroll.
I’m passionate about empowering people financially through budgeting and regular saving. Saving through payroll with TransaveUK personally changed my life around and it was extremely fulfilling witnessing colleagues saving for Christmas throughout the year and having no financial stresses.
Company Name: GLIDE Ltd (Growth Led Innovation Driven Employee Owned Company)
Dates volunteered: Nov 2017 – Present
Cause: Economic and Employee Empowerment
Elected by fellow employees to work with employees, directors, MD’s and managers within the GLIDE group of 100% employee-owned companies (PMS Diecasting Ltd, Gripple Ltd, Loadhog Ltd, Go Tools Ltd, Laser Scanning Ltd) to communicate business performance, business shares, employee morale, promote a positive employee culture with events, beneficial initiative’s and charity participation.
Creative Interpreter (Volunteer) at Hardwick Hall
Company Name: National Trust
Dates volunteered: Feb 2019 – To-date
Cause: Arts and Culture
I’m passionate about preserving our history and natural spaces to be accessible to all. Towards the end of 2018, National Trust Hardwick Hall was looking for volunteers to become Creative Interpreters. I’ve jumped on board and have attended interviews, inductions and will be starting my ‘shadowing’ soon. Next step will be fully-fledged volunteer sessions which I’m really looking forward to.
Founding Director and Chairperson
Company Name: Friends of Oak Island
Dates volunteered: Mar 2008 – Jun 2013
One of the founding directors of the Friends of Oak Island Society in Nova Scotia, Canada. We worked with the owners of the Island to bring back public tours throughout the summer. Oak Island is the site of the world’s longest continuing treasure hunt which has recently been a popular TV series on the History Channel. (Curse of Oak Island). My initial role was the Chairperson as the group got established and then became treasurer. Other volunteer roles were supporting tours of the island and publicity.
Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival
Fundraising/Sponsorship and Publicity Director
Company Name: Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival
Dates volunteered: Feb 2005 – Jun 2013
Worked as a volunteer initially in marketing and publicity for this signature festival in the town of Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada. This progressed to fundraising and sponsorships through local businesses and grants to support this festival such as ‘The Atlantic Lottery’. Annually, we needed to raise a minimum of $50,000 of support to ensure the continuation of the festival. My job was to gain the support of local businesses to become a corporate sponsor for the event through cash and in-kind donations.