Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities, has boosted its fundraising team with four new appointments.
Emma Bovey joined the team at the end of November 2019 as fundraising manager. Coming from a background of working in both commercial and charitable fields, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Emma commented: “I have worked alongside Diverse Abilities on a number of events spanning the last five years, and now I am delighted to be involved in a full-time capacity. My key focus is to support our high performing fundraising team and ensure that we continue developing our strategies and events.”
Karen Hay leads the events team, working in the industry for more than 25 years in both commercial and private sectors. Previous highlights include the North of England Flower Show, Tatton Park Halle Orchestra Open Air Concert, and managing celebrities and VIPs at the Wimbledon Ball.
Karen added: “I am so pleased to be joining the team with an extensive programme of events already in place for 2020. We’re hoping to have our biggest Dorset Neon Run yet on the 25th April – be sure to sign up now and get stuck in while raising funds for our amazing services.”
Naomi Richards joins the team as corporate fundraiser following Daisy Roe’s promotion to trusts and foundations officer. With experience in commercial communications, Naomi also worked as a charity ambassador at university, organising fundraisers, and trekking Mount Kilimanjaro.
She commented: “I’m so pleased to join the team at Diverse Abilities. I really want to build on the relationships we have within the corporate world and provide more volunteering opportunities, as well as raising awareness of all the work we do.”
Daisy Roe, Diverse Abilities’ previous corporate fundraiser, has been promoted to the role of trusts and foundations officer- overseeing applications to relevant trusts, foundations, and grants, in order to boost the fundraising team’s income, provide valuable equipment, and extend the charity’s reach.
The charity’s CEO, Mark Powell, added: “We are pleased to make these announcements. Daisy has been a hard-working part of our team since joining the charity and our new starters will bring fresh insight and a wealth of experience.”