Head of Fundraising
I graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing arts in 2008 with a degree in Theatre Production. My first full time job after University was at the Liverpool Arena and Convention centre before moving back to Dunfermline to live with my husband.
I moved into the voluntary sector in 2011 when I started working with Sue Ryder as a Community and Events Fundraiser, before moving to Parkinson’s UK. I was a Regional Fundraiser for 7 years at Parkinson’s UK covering the East of Scotland. At Parkinson’s UK I was involved in a great deal of different event, projects and partnerships throughout the years.
I started as Head of Fundraising with Make 2nds Count in November 2019 after meeting Lisa and Euan at an event. A combination of Lisa’s passion and commitment to helping raise awareness of Secondary breast cancer and having two of my family members affected by breast cancer are the reasons I wanted join the charity.
Interesting fact – Sir Paul McCartney awarded me my graduation certificate. The picture of him and I is hanging in my home office.
Community and Events Fundraiser
I started my career in hospitality, working in all aspects of the industry, predominantly on the frontline as Front Office Manager, driven by my passion for working with people and putting smiles on their faces.
During my time as an official volunteer for Marie Curie, I trekked the Grand Canyon and loved being involved in the bag packing and bake sales that would keep us busy.
Having known Lisa, and being able to call her a friend, for several years now, I have been taken on her journey with her.
Coming on board as Community Fundraiser, for this exceptional charity was an opportunity I could not turn down and I look forward to being involved as we take the charity forward to even greater things.
Interesting fact - I sang in a lift with Brandon Flowers.
Support & Research Project Coordinator
After two years as a Patient Champion for the charity, I'm delighted to now be officially part of the team as their new Support & Research Project Coordinator.
I'm eager to help the charity grow their support services. As a Secondary Breast Cancer patient myself, with 5 years living with this disease, I am keen to bring that patient knowledge and hope to this role.
I have coordinating experience from my previous role within the events industry and am very much looking forward to this new support & research challenge.
Interesting Fact: I have a massive Dr Martens collection that I started after diagnosis. Shoes, boots, bags, scarfs, pins. My goal is to reach 100 pairs and in the 2 years of collecting, I already have 78 pairs. I wear a different pair every day and always choose the shoes first and build the outfit around them. They make a great addition to EVERY outfit and they are always a talking point.