Meet our new Community Fundraiser!

Meet Michele, our new Community Fundraiser at St Wilfrid’s Hospice! Michele previously worked in the Donor Development Team as a Fundraising Database Administrator but moved over to the Fundraising Team in August. Continue reading to find out more about her role, what she’s most looking forward to and a little something that people may not know about her! 

What does your role involve?

‘As a Community Fundraiser I look after anyone holding a community event, including community groups, clubs and societies, schools, churches and faith groups. I offer them fundraising support and resources (buckets, banners, balloons, etc) as well as support on the day. 

‘I am also in charge of the Open Gardens event and am currently planning the 2023 season with the Open Gardens committee. We have 12 gardens lined up so far, including two new ones which is very exciting, so watch this space!’ 

How long have you been working at the hospice?

‘I have been here for just over six years. I first started as an Individual Giving Administrator.’ 

What made you apply for the Community Fundraiser role?

‘I was seeking a new challenge but still wanted to work within the hospice. The vacancy came up at the perfect time and it was a brilliant opportunity to branch out.’ 

What are you most excited about in your new role?

‘I am excited about being able to get out into the community and meet people and re-build our ties with the community pre-pandemic.’  

Tell us something about you that people may not know! 

‘I’m a watercolour painter and have been since I was 16 years old when I was inspired by a colleague. It’s a therapeutic hobby that you can easily pick up and put down again. You can never go wrong with art.’ 


If you are fundraising for St Wilfrid’s or have an idea for something you would like to do, you can get in touch with Michele by calling 01323 434230 or emailing michele.mitchell@stwhospice.org

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