Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have been working in the events industry for ten years. I have worked in partnership with charities and non-profit organisations as well as music festivals and television production. I have a real passion for music so in my spare time I'm making it or dancing to it. Living in Bristol has been a real joy and has allowed me to discover some fantastic organisations and social causes.
Why did you decide to become a Chuffed.org ambassador?
I wanted to become an ambassador because there are so many inspiring projects I know of that could benefit from the support and expertise that Chuffed.org offers. Becoming an ambassador seemed like the best way for me to offer support to causes I care about.
How did your crowdfunding journey begin?
knew people who had raised money and awareness for their organisation through crowdfunding. I overheard that a local non-profit organisation was going through some financial troubles, so I offered to help start a campaign. A friend sent me an advert for a Chuffed.org crowdfunding workshop happening nearby and thats where it all started.
What social cause are passionate about and why?
I am really passionate about causes that support the homeless and those going through drug and alcohol rehabilitation. This is because they are challenges that are having a huge impact in the area I live and only stand to get worse if governmental cuts continue as planned.
What relevant fundraising or other experience do you have that you can share with participants in the workshop?
I am currently working as the Event Coordinator for a CIC (Community Interest Company) in Bristol. As well as my work in events, I have assisted several startup organisations with marketing, branding and event promotion over the last few years. I have assisted in the setup of a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year and am now consulting two other organisations with their campaigns. I will be able to share any learnings from these experiences!