THE Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) will have a welcome boost to its fundraising efforts, with the appointment of a new member of staff.
Emily Elvin has joined the global-sailing charity’s team as Fundraising Officer and will be managing the charity’s vital income streams.
Maintaining communication with individual donors and supporting community fundraisers, the new recruit will be a point of contact for the JST’s important sponsors.
And, having previously worked for a hospice charity managing events, Emily will be ensuring the sailing charity can tap into bigger fundraising opportunities, such as the London Marathon, to gather extra income.
“Building relationships with our ongoing supporters is crucial. I will be keeping them up to date and thanking them for all they do.
“I will also be ensuring the JST can link up with larger events around the country, as a further fundraising channel.”
With a mission that offers people of mixed abilities the opportunity to explore their potential at sea, Emily is excited to be working with a charity that makes a real difference in people’s lives.
“The work the JST do is truly amazing, and to play a part in that is a real honour. By securing ongoing funds, the charity can continue to offer everyone incredible experiences at sea.”
Working remotely from her home in Milton Keynes, Emily is benefitting from the sailing charity’s recent move to a virtual office, post-Covid.
“Living more than 100 miles away from JST’s headquarters in Southampton, working from home is perfect.
“The team and I meet regularly over zoom, and I’ve already had the chance to meet most of my colleagues in person. This flexible way of working is ideal for me.”
Patrick Fleming, JST’s Chief Executive is excited to be expanding the charity’s fundraising team.
“Like many other charities across the country, we have had to scale back our fundraising activities during the pandemic. Emily’s experience will be a real asset.
“Keeping in touch with our regular supporters and developing additional income streams is a significantly important aspect of what we do.”
Outside of work, Emily is a keen runner and is kept busy with her Labrador puppy. Having sailed as a child, the new team member is looking forward to getting the chance to climb aboard JST’s flagship, Tenacious, soon.
The JST offers people of all abilities the opportunity to climb aboard its tall ship Tenacious for an immersive sailing experience and relies on funding from the public. Since its founding in 1978, the Jubilee Sailing Trust has welcomed more than 50,000 people on board.
For more information about JST and its work, please visit: https://jst.org.uk/.