About us The team Fran Vale Fundraising Coordinator I joined Dystonia UK in 2021 as a Fundraising Coordinator coming from a background in hospitality and event management. My role is extremely varied but the bit I will most enjoy would be supporting our amazing fundraisers and hearing their stories. I will also be helping to design our spring campaigns and Dystonia Around the World and I can't wait to see everybody get involved. I studied event management at Plymouth University and from this worked for an amazing Hospice charity where I was part of their event team. I led on a couple of their bespoke events with the best one being Bubble Rush. The experience this gave me was invaluable from working with external companies to meeting and connecting with supporters and helping them with their fundraising journey. I cannot wait to bring this energy to Dystonia UK and really help make a positive difference. In my spare time I love going out on my paddleboard, in the harbour or going down the canal and finishing off with a tasty pizza! There is nothing better than being out by the beach on a lovely sunny day or curled up on the sofa reading a book when it rains. I have always wanted to work in the charity sector, especially in fundraising, being able to make a real difference to people’s lives, so I am so excited to be part of team here at Dystonia UK.