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March 3, 2014

A busy week at Charity People.

As if their To-Do lists aren’t long enough, the Charity People team were out and about last week. 

They were offering a much needed extra pair of hands to some fantastic causes. Our Fundraising Consultant Anna took a trip to the Anaphylaxis Campaign Charity in Farnborough and spent the day helping the team there to develop a trustee recruitment business case. The charity work across the UK and offer support to the growing number of people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. Ultimately, their aim is to create a safe environment for all people with allergies by educating the food industry, schools, nurses, colleges, health professionals and other key audiences. Anna found the time she spent with the charity really rewarding and it gave her a good insight into some of the challenges they face. She's now in the process of helping them to write job descriptions, conduct salary benchmarking and advising on recruitment costs.

Over in Vauxhall, Natalie, our Fundraising Resourcer spent an afternoon at the Children's health charity Sparks. They fundraise to enable research on medical conditions affecting babies and children. Natalie offered to help them promote their Bake for Bumps event which is running from 15th-18th May this year. Sparks are asking the public to get baking and host a cake sale and raise money to help support their pioneering research into children's medical conditions. Laura White at Sparks said - 'Natalie was such a star for the afternoon last week helping make up the Bake for Bumps fundraising packs, thank you! We really appreciated her lending a hand, for having such a positive attitude and great enthusiasm, and for bringing along some much appreciated sweet treats for us all too.'

Find our more about the Anaphylaxis Campaign Charity here.

Find our more about Sparks and their Bake for Bumps campaign here.

Charity People aims to give back to the Charity sector. We think part of that means ensuring that our consultants have first hand, on the ground experience of the organisations they work with. We are committed to encouraging everyone that works for us to volunteer within the sector on a regular basis. Between us, we have a wide range of experience to offer, including;  recruitment advice (we've previously talked though everything from job specs to a volunteer recruitment strategy), data entry (several hours slaving in front of Raiser's edge adding supporter details), fundraising advice, marketing expertise and everything in-between. We have plenty more fun and wonderful things planned for 2014. Keep your eye on this blog to hear more.

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