We sat down with Jess to talk about her role at The National Brain Appeal: she told us what her job entails, why the TNBA cause is so vital and we asked her to share something surprising about herself with us…
“I have worked at The National Brain Appeal since August 2012 when I started on a temporary contract to organise Christmas events. I was made a permanent member of staff in January 2013 and my role as Fundraising Co-ordinator is really varied: looking after the charity’s own events (such as gala dinners and race days), managing Christmas (cards, bazaar and concert) and running the annual Pyjama Party fundraising campaign. I also am very involved with volunteer recruitment and management.
We have some incredible individuals at The National: our medics are life-savers and every day our patients face the biggest fears with strength and determination.
Not content with these amazing feats of human spirit, every year medics and patients alike put their energy into organising events to raise thousands of pounds for us. From the corridors of The National, we’ve had marathon runners, trekkers, cyclists, and all manner of fundraisers coming up with individual and creative ideas to raise awareness of neurological conditions.
This year is no exception. Here are just two individuals who are making a difference, in their own way.