Fundraising manager celebrates 20 years at hospice

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A long-standing member of Liverpool’s Woodlands Hospice is celebrating 20 years at the charity.

Carole Riley first joined the charity as fundraising manager, and over the years she has stepped into various roles wherever needed across events, challenges, corporate communication and press liaison.

As Individual Giving Manager for the past six years, Carole has ensured the supporter journey is a positive one across campaigns including the Forget-Me-Not appeal, Wills, Legacies, Tree of Life and Regular Giving, as well as funeral donations in memory of loved ones.

This year’s Forget-Me-Not campaign will be a virtual appeal for the very first time. Similarly to the charity’s Light Up a Life virtual Christmas tree, people will be able to dedicate a flower to someone special, along with a message and a photo.

Speaking of her work at the hospice, Carole said: “This role means the world to me. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work and never have that Monday feeling. I find it a pleasure and privilege to work for such a wonderful, caring organisation.

“I’ve met so many inspirational people – supporters wanting to do their bit, volunteers giving their time so freely, community individuals and groups making their mark in their own ways, colleagues I’ve learned so much from and those I totally admire who care for patients and their families. Not least are the patients and families who never cease to amaze me in how they want to help, give back and make the most of every day making memories with often limited time to do so. And without complaint.”

Head of Income Generation Jonathan Burgess said: “Carole is such a pivotal part of the team. Her enthusiasm, commitment and compassion for the patients and relatives she liaises with are truly remarkable. During the 20 years she’s been with our charity, she’s built relationships not just with individuals within families but across entire generations. It’s wonderful and we wouldn’t be without her.”

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of the charity’s fundraising events have been postponed. Instead they are running virtual events such as the 10 in 10 Challenge and Walk for Woodlands.

For more information visit Woodlands Hospice