I love to bake and once won an oven in a baking competition
The year you joined the charity
November 2021, although this is my third time back at the charity! I first joined in 2008, where I worked in the Partnerships team as Trusts & Grants Fundraiser until 2015, before returning to the Support team in 2018 as Believe & Achieve Officer. Some might liken me to a boomerang!
A brief overview of your role - what are you responsible for?
My role as Partnerships Fundraiser is to write funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations, and to raise donations towards the costs involved in delivering our amazing support services. I'm also here to help provide support to our wonderful corporate partners.
Your favourite part of your role
I love writing, so this is, of course, a favourite part of my role. But I also love an opportunity to get out from behind the desk and meet our supporters. I'm looking forward to being able to help out at more events over the coming year and build on relationships with our funders.
Your biggest achievements
Professionally, I was over the moon to secure a grant of £50,000 from The Garfield Weston Foundation in 2015 towards our core support services.
Personally, being a mum to my two amazing boys will always be my biggest achievement.
A fun fact about yourself
I love to bake and once won an oven in a baking competition. I also represented Meningitis Now in a bake-off contest, alongside 2012 Great British Bake Off runner-up, Brendan Lynch.
How you can be contacted
You can call me directly on 01453 769 023, or email me at LauraW@meningitisnow.org.