THE new Director of Fundraising for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has wasted no time in proving his dedication to the cause by signing up to run the Cambridge Half Marathon.
Kevin Clements, from Woodbridge and educated at the University of East Anglia, joins EACH from a similar position at national youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, having previously helped drive fundraising for the Suffolk-based St Nicholas Hospice Care, Animal Health Trust, Suffolk Mind and Sue Ryder in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
“EACH is a cause close to me for a few reasons; firstly, because I’ve seen the amazing care that was provided for some friends of mine a few years ago, but also, as a professional fundraiser, it’s such an undeniably worthwhile cause in our region. I’m really delighted to be on board.
“Having just started working for this brilliant organisation, I’m looking forward to leading my fabulous fundraising team and challenging myself by doing the Cambridge Half Marathon. I’ve never done a half marathon before, so this is going to hurt! Everyone’s support of EACH is hugely appreciated and especially important at the moment as we recover from the global pandemic.”
Cambridge Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, 17 October. To sponsor Kevin, please visit his JustGiving page.
Kevin takes the reins from Acting Director of Income Generation Ian Nicolson, who returns to his role as Director of Retail.
Phil Gormley, EACH Chief Executive, said:
“I’m delighted Kevin has joined us. He comes with significant skills and experience in the charity fundraising sector and will lead and drive our fundraising ambitions to even greater heights.
“We have forecasted a deficit throughout the pandemic, and this remains the case for at least the next 12 months. We face difficult but not insurmountable challenges, and with new energy and experience coming in, and that which I know already exists among colleagues, I’m very positive about the future of EACH.”