We’re delighted to welcome our new Fundraising Co-ordinator, Louise Fowler. In between settling in to her new desk, she took the time to tell us a little bit about her background and what brought her to The National Brain Appeal.
“I have previously worked in the creative sector, which has taken me through lots of different and interesting projects witin education, public bodies and of course charities. This has included managing projects in design studios for organisations such as Phakama, Phoenix Futures and the MS Society.
I also worked with Radford Wallis, who design all of The National Brain Appeal’s communications and branding. Through this, and having worked with Marcelle Johnson, Head of Fundraising, in a previous life at D&AD (Design & Art Direction), I came in as interim Fundraising Co-ordinator. I soon realised I wanted the job full-time and (after interviews) was lucky enough to be offered it!
I’m really looking forward to working on the upcoming Pyjama Party and everything that is in store for the 30th anniversary, but my focus is, of course, on our Challenge events. A big priority now is the Virgin London Triathlon which is taking place in August. We’re still on the lookout for participants so if you are reading this and are interested (or know someone who might be), please get in touch with me right away!
Like so many, I have a personal connection with The National Hospital. Members of my family have been treated there and my sister, who has epilepsy, is a regular outpatient. I have taken part in fundraising for the hospital by walking the Bridgathon a few years ago and by holding a biscuit stall for NHNN’s 150th anniversary fair at Brunswick Square.
Speaking of biscuits, one of my big hobbies is baking and decorating biscuits for friends and events. Believe it or not, I have 300 plus cookie cutters! I keep them in a filing cabinet organised by theme, and there’s another big box load in the garage!
I’m really looking forward to getting to know our incredible fundraisers. Do get in touch!”