Helen was the very first Bluebell Wood Community Fundraiser, starting with the charity in 2002. When Helen began in her role, she and the handful of staff members in post at the time were based in Doncaster – at one stage above our shop in the town – because the hospice was yet to be built.
“I remember coming to the hospice site for the cutting of the first sod, it was a fantastic day. After years of fundraising building up to this day, many key volunteers came to celebrate the start of the building work, and many of these people are still volunteering with us today,” said Helen. “These amazing people and many more like them are the backbone to the fundraising at Bluebell Wood.”
Helen now heads up Bluebell Wood’s fundraising team, which consists of several community fundraisers, corporate fundraisers and an events fundraiser. She and her team are there to inspire, motivate, support and thank our volunteers in the community who raise so much for Bluebell Wood.
As well as this, Helen in a member of the charity’s Strategic Management Team. She leads on the fundraising strategy, oversees trust applications and sets targets. Her team organises and oversees a wide calendar of events for the year, and build strong relationships within communities and the business world.
Helen explains: “There is no typical day in my role. I love my job because I get to work with a wide variety of people and am truly inspired by the supporters we have at Bluebell Wood, without whom it’d be impossible to raise the £4m a year we need.
“Over and above everything else, I get to see the real difference we make for Bluebell Wood children and families every single day.”