Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is delighted to strengthen its team in West Sussex with the appointment of Leigh-Beth Stroud as Community Fundraiser.
Leigh-Beth joins the Horsham-based team, bringing a wealth of experience in community fundraising to the organisation. Her work will help the charity bring in vital funds to deliver therapeutic support to children and families who are suffering the most fundamental loss they will ever experience.
Leigh-Beth grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in Horsham, home of the West Sussex Winston’s Wish base. After studying Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, Leigh-Beth has since held positions in local authority events, and spent ten years as a Community Fundraiser at another children’s charity.
Leigh-Beth wants to encourage more locals to get involved with Winston’s Wish. She commented:
“I’m very proud to join the Winston’s Wish team and to be part of such a great charity. We have lots of exciting fundraisers in the works, in West Sussex and beyond, and I aim to be very creative in the way we involve the community in Winston’s Wish. Winston’s Wish depends almost entirely on voluntary donations for income, so I aim to raise the charity’s profile locally and help bring in that important money!”
Funds raised from Leigh-Beth’s work will ensure that Winston’s Wish can deliver the right support at the right time to bereaved young people, enabling them to live with their grief and build positive futures.
Catherine Ind, acting Chief Executive at Winston’s Wish, added:
“Leigh-Beth is going to be a fantastic addition to the team. With her extensive experience within community fundraising, Leigh-Beth brings a great deal of knowledge on how to bring in funds which will support young people through such a difficult time”.
Details of upcoming West Sussex fundraising events will be posted on the charity website, www.winstonswish.org.uk.
Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope. Each year, Winston’s Wish supports over 30,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services.
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