I have lived in Liverpool all my life and recently joined The Bloom Appeal as an administrator. I have had a varied work life from administration to managing my own photography business. In the last 8 years I worked in the legal sector and was extremely proud to be a part of the team who represented 22 of the families in the Hillsborough Inquest. My involvement with the team inspired me to start studying part-time for my Law Degree, which I have now completed and achieved a First Class Honours in Law.
I have lived in Liverpool all my life. Following my degree in genetics at The University of Liverpool I started working in the Department of Haematology at the Royal Hospital. I have been in the department for over 16 years working as an NHS research scientist with Prof. Andy Pettitt. My work has focused on developing new tests & markers to aid in the diagnosis/management of blood cancers. In 2011 I became involved with establishing The Bloom Appeal and I continue to be actively involved in its management.
I'm an all round fundraiser and I have particular experience with health charities. My fundraising career started in 2009, shortly after graduation, when I was a street fundraiser for UNICEF. I then joined the disfigurement charity, Changing Faces, where I worked for five and a half years as their Public Fundraising Officer. This gave me comprehensive experience in many areas of fundraising, and I realised that I wanted to explore donor research and cultivation in particular. As a result, my next fundraising job was as Donor Research Manager at the Elton John AIDS Foundation. I was lucky enough to work there for two years, helping the Foundation attract High Net Worth Individuals to major events. More recently I have been helping very small charities with their fundraising - first the M.E. Trust, based in Windsor, and now the Bloom Appeal. I like the challenge of fundraising and am excited to be part of Bloom!