Amy brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising, having worked with a number of different charities including Scope (the disability equality charity) and World Animal Protection (an international animal welfare NGO). In her most recent post at World Animal Protection, Amy worked with a global team of partnership fundraisers creating fundraising cases for support to end animal suffering.
As our new Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager, Amy will be working with the Foundation’s research team in developing a case for funding, as well as acting as the bridge between our funders, our research and the people for whom it will have most impact. Amy is most looking forward to hearing the stories of our ambassadors and what scar free healing means to them.
‘I have long admired the profile of The Scar Free Foundation. I worked for Asthma UK at the start of my career and found medical research fascinating. Like many, I am also incredibly inspired by the Foundation’s vision of scar free healing within a generation. I’m aware of how far-reaching the impact of scarring is, in that it has emotional repercussions, and how scarring also affects functionality and mobility, but I’m already learning so much more. Having worked at the Foundation for just a few short weeks, it has become very clear to me that scar free healing will have a massive impact on quality of life, in ways many people don’t yet realise, and this is something I am really passionate and excited about’.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that Amy has had to begin her new role virtually, as the Foundation’s offices are not currently open. We asked Amy what starting a new job is like under lockdown conditions, and she described how ‘It has been strange meeting everyone over Zoom as opposed to face to face, but the WhatsApp groups and our twice weekly team calls have made it a lot easier to get to know everyone. The team has been so welcoming, and their support has made it surprisingly easy!’
Outside of work, Amy is a fan of running, cycling and walking, and in the lockdown period she has enjoyed tending to her wide variety of house plants. We are really excited to have Amy on board!