Meet the Fundraising Team
We have a team of more than 200 fundraisers whose infectious energy and passion helps bring in millions of pounds each year. The money they raise is converted into funding for brilliant scientific minds, essential lab equipment and support for pioneering research projects.
Our fundraising activity is all about engaging with our loyal supporters and reaching out to new audiences. And each year, we raise more than £100 million. If you’re a natural born fundraiser, then the British Heart Foundation is somewhere you can amass a wealth of experience.
You might be pitching to business magnates, coming up with creative ideas for a flagship event, or setting up partnerships with the potential to raise millions. From philanthropy and direct marketing to legacies and mass participation, we have roles for every stage of your career.
It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of our fundraising team. We are more ambitious and determined than ever - because the cures and treatments we need are in sight. You could be part of getting us there sooner.
Katy is a Fundraising Events Executive at the BHF. She explains what her role involves and why she enjoys working for us.
What do you do?
I use marketing to recruit runners to take part in third party events to raise money for the BHF. Then I keep in touch through their journey to make sure they feel supported. I also work with the event organisers - such as the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon - to coordinate the BHF’s presence at events, such as our cheering points and runners’ recovery areas.
What inspires you?
Meeting our incredible runners. Many are running and fundraising in memory of a loved one or to give something back after their own treatment. Often they tell me their stories at the finish line of a race, when emotions are running pretty high. To me, there’s nothing more inspiring and motivating.
In a nutshell, how would you describe what it’s like to work at the BHF?
Varied, exciting and inspiring.