Clare, our Senior Philanthropy Fundraiser, has been with Demelza for 22 years. “When I joined, it was for this little 6-week temp job” she said, “but one thing led to another, and I’m still here all these years later!” We sat down with Clare to find out more about what a day in the life of a Philanthropy Fundraiser looks like, and she certainly had some amazing experiences to share!
Demelza's charity ball
“At the moment, I’m also focusing on supporting the committee for one of the biggest charity balls we’ve ever held… I think it’s about 35 tables all told. It’s very exciting because it’s being held at a brand-new London hotel, with this incredible ballroom, and lots of people are going to want to come along because it’s such a unique experience – when we’re looking at putting these events on, we always want to do something a bit special and a bit one-off so that our supporters know how much they’re valued. So that’s where a big chunk of my time’s being spent at the moment.”
“As you can tell, my days can look quite varied! Hopefully, I’ve given you a bit of insight; fundraising is such an important area of work for Demelza, so it really is a pleasure getting to be a part of it.”