Director of Fundraising and Communications

I joined Dystonia UK in 2018 and my time with the charity has been and continues to be incredibly busy and rewarding. My role as Director of Fundraising and Communications involves everything from talking to our supporters about their personal stories and journeys to building relationships with our corporate and pharmaceutical partners. I oversee Dystonia Matters, the e-bulletins and our conferences, as well as guiding the fundraising and communications strategy. I am constantly humbled by how amazing our members and supporters are and can honestly say that being a part of the Dystonia UK team continues to be a career highlight and a total privilege.

I started my career in the corporate space before I moved to the charity sector where I have been for the last 14 years and am honoured to have worked with some amazing charities in a variety of roles, being involved in everything from gala balls to marathons, from tea parties to corporate presentations.

In 2017 I was able to work with the Heads Together campaign with their Royal Highnesses. This was a national campaign to get people speaking about mental health, the heart of it was smaller events to promote awareness and it culminated in London Marathon 2017, the first mental health marathon.

I believe that charity should be all about people. I got involved in the sector to help people, through fundraising and raising awareness and continue to bring that belief and passion to Dystonia UK.

When not in work I can most often be found practising aerial hoop, with my head in a book or flying off to see family in Sorrento (on the Amalfi Coast of Italy), where I was lucky enough to get married.