Diane - Director of Fundraising
Working in the charity sector since 1997, Diane heads up the team that supports fundraising efforts from our supporters including trusts and corporate partners. She’s held various roles in the last 20 years including Director of Fundraising and External Communications at BAAF, Director of Business Development at Enterprise Education Trust and Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Giles Trust. Away from YoungMinds, she’s a third Dan black belt in Shotokan karate.
Diane’s advice to her younger self? Most things that trouble you will resolve themselves in time.
Jade - Community Fundraising Manager
Heading up our Community Fundraising Team, Jade leads the amazing team that helps our incredibly enthusiastic supporters to raise funds for a cause they are passionate about.
Julia – Community Fundraising Officer
If you’re one of our amazing fundraisers – Julia is here for you! She helps grow and develop all the new and existing relationships we have with those fundraising for us. Before joining us, Julia managed a team of editors writing content for the mental health resource, MindEd for Families. Along with that she’s also worked at RLSB, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and ActionAid.
Julia’s advice to her 16 year old self? Don’t worry about things until they happen!
Binal - Community Fundraising Officer
Binal will support and help you in your fundraising for YoungMinds, whether that’s cycling across the country, bungee jumping off buildings or a marathon of baking. Before joining us, she worked at the Children’s Services at the Surrey County Council.
Binal’s advice to her 16 year old self? Nothing is too difficult, just give it a go!
Sophia - Head Of Business Development
Heading up our Business Development Team, Sophia sources and develops partnerships to grow our work. She creates new projects with colleagues across YoungMinds, and then raises the funds for them from trusts and statutory funders. Before joining us, she worked on projects that improved the water, sanitation and housing in Southern Africa.
Sophia’s advice to her 16 year old self? Just keep swimming.
Andy - Business Development Manager
As our Business Development Manager, Andy identifies and applies for new funding opportunities for our projects. He also develops vital new partnerships that will help us widen the impact of our work. Before joining YoungMinds, Andy worked for a disability charity and in healthcare supporting children and adults with disabilities.
Andy’s advice to his 16 year old self? Say yes more, it doesn’t matter what others think of you.
Ellie - Business Development Officer
Ellie joined us after completing her degree in Geography and works in our Business Development team after previous experience in all three areas of fundraising - corporate, community and grants.
Ellie’s advice to her 16 year old self? Continue to nourish your creative side.
Ellie - Development Manager
Working with companies, charitable trusts and celebrity ambassadors, Ellie works with our supporters to help raise essential funds to keep our work going whether it’s our day-to-day operations or new projects.
Ellie’s advice to her 16 year old self? You don’t have to know what you want to do when you’re older
Ailish - Development Officer
Raising money through trusts, events and sponsorships, Ailish explores exciting ways to work with the corporate world. Before joining YoungMinds, Ailish worked in Fundraising at a sports charity where she also took care of their corporate partners.
Sam - Corporate Fundraising Officer
Working within the Development Team, Sam supporters our current partners by helping them raise funds and awareness for YoungMinds. Before this, he worked as a Corporate Fundraiser at a legal charity, was part of an international relations think tank and did some snowboarding in the alps!
Sam’s advice to his 16 year old self? Being popular isn’t the most important thing in the world.