We are looking for a Team Fletcher Fundraising Hero. This superhero will join Fletcher’s Fund on a trustee basis to help us increase our revenue, create and host fundraising events, encourage public support, and identify opportunities for us to share our unique, inspiring, uplifting story.
This person will work closely with the other trustees to work collaboratively on areas for fundraising, whilst keeping track of income generated off the back of events and adhering to our tight budgets. They will also work with the team to recruit and manage their own team of Fundraising Heroes, who will work on a voluntarily basis to fundraise and promote Fletcher’s Fund.
Duties will include, as an example (but not exhaustive) – sourcing and applying for appropriate grant funding opportunities, seeking, securing and maintaining corporate sponsors, plan and host events, encourage members of the public to support us financially. We have identified areas we need to work on, and these include
- Volunteer plan
- Funding plan
- Event plan – events ideas in place and can be shared when needed
- Easy fundraising plus other online fundraising platforms
You must be line with our charitable ethos of
• Being sustainable
• working collaboratively with other organisations (private, public and third sector) to make a real, long lasting
difference to children with cancer.
• honesty, integrity, and being accountable to our service users and supporters.
• power of art and play therapy, and want to encourage the child with cancer, and their siblings, to be a child
despite their treatments.
• a commitment to working towards the goal of improving the experience of the child with cancer (through making memories and having fun), and the wider family (through supporting their wellbeing and mental health).
… and be ambitious enough to help us reach our Mission and our Vision:
Our Mission Statement: Our mission is to help 10,000 children with cancer to make memories, play and have fun. This is his legacy, and it is our hope that we can give to other families a little bit of the joy that Fletcher gave to us.
Our Vision: Fletcher’s Fund aims to reach as many children with cancer and their families as possible, to help provide some relief of the financial burden from them and to enable them to make precious memories. We also aim to explore ways we can improve and provide assistance to the well-being and mental health of the whole family, including siblings, and those families that have being bereaved. We also envisage a time when we are actively assisting the play teams in all 19 Paediatric Oncology units in England and Wales.
In order to achieve our ambitious aims, we now need to get creative with our fundraising, especially in the light of COVID. This will then allow us to reach more paediatric oncology units and help more families with children with cancer, and launch new projects.
This is an exciting time for Fletcher’s Fund. We are on the brink of a period of substantial growth, and this would be a wonderful opportunity for a new trustee to join our small team to make a genuine difference and succeed.
Please note that due to our small size, a trustee will be required to dedicate an agreed number of hours a week / month to ensure that our workload is met and we can achieve our goals of growth and sustainability.
For clarity, this is an unpaid, voluntary trustee position within a charitable incorporated organisation, registered in England and Wales with the charity commission, and Scotland with OSCR.