Hello from the Corporate Fundraising Team! We are all based in our Birmingham office and are dedicated to raising vital funds to support the children and families in our hospital. Our team will work with you and your employees to create an exciting fundraising and volunteering calendar that will engage your whole office to do more for our sick kids!
Eloise- Corporate Partnerships Manager
I love my job as Corporate Fundraising Manager; I joined BCH nearly three years ago initially as a Regional Fundraiser for the North then joining the corporate team in mid-2016. It is such a brilliant and varied role and every day I get inspiration from meeting our incredible business community who always go the extra mile to make a difference to our sick kids. I am also proud to work for such an innovative and forward thinking charity and am passionate about doing everything I can to support our amazing fundraisers. It’s not just a job for me; it’s a vocation!
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
I’d be Basil Brush because he’s such a memorable character and has a great laugh with a unique sense of humour
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Rachael- New Business Officer
I joined the team in February 2018 to cover maternity leave, having recently completed Level 5 Management and Leadership course with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). I have worked with charities for over 7 years, specifically within perinatal mental health and domestic abuse sectors. I love working for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, it allows me to combine my passion for helping families along with my experience of working in charities. It is rewarding to be able to make a difference and building relationships with companies and see their continuous support of the charity.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you have with you?
Tea bags, chocolate and a private jet to commute to work
Kirsty- Corporate Partnerships Officer
I have been working as a Corporate Fundraiser since 2012, where I began working at the NSPCC as the West Midlands Regional Fundraiser. I joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity in August 2016, and haven’t looked back since! Working as part of the Corporate Team is an honour, as I know we all work hard to raise as much as we can for the sick kids in the hospital. No two days are ever the same; one day we can be at a very formal event doing a speech, and the next, we can be featuring in a music video to raise money! I am truly passionate about the cause, and love nothing more than to tell people about the great things we do. My favourite part of the job is that I am able to meet with corporate partners, who are equally as passionate, and create a plan of action to benefit both the charity and the company.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
I would scream, double check it was true, walk the dog to calm down, and then start my shopping spree! First thing – a new bathroom for my house!
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Helen- Corporate Partnerships Associate
I joined the Corporate Fundraising team in 2017 after graduating with a Business Management degree from the University of Birmingham. I love my role as it combines my interest in business and corporate social responsibility with my love for charity, children and Birmingham. It is inspiring to see businesses from across the country be so generous and passionate towards making a difference to our wonderful hospital and I love being able support businesses in creative ways that allow them to achieve their personal and professional goals. It is such a privilege to work for a charity that is continuously striving to do more for those in our care, and for future generations, whether that is through funding research, new equipment or colouring books and playground equipment.
If you could eat one type of food every day and not suffer any consequences whatsoever, what would it be?
Crunchy Nut cereal!
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Saika- Corporate Fundraising Volunteer
The main reason I wanted to support and volunteer with the charity is because I used to be a patient at the hospital and was able to see first-hand what an amazing place the hospital is. I first started volunteering with the Fundraising Team by supporting them at some of their events. I teach part-time so when the opportunity came up to volunteer one day a week at the charity’s office, I knew this was a great chance for me to become involved with such a worthwhile cause. I have been volunteering now for over six months and my experience of working with the Corporate Team has allowed me to learn about the different aspects of fundraising. I have been involved helping the team with different appeals and also have assisted with organising an event. It is fantastic being part of a motivated and enthusiastic team who make a difference every day and help poorly children at the hospital.
If you could try your hand at any new hobby, what would it be?
It would have to be running because I’m not very good at it!