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Porchlight welcomes new Director of Fundraising and Communications

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Published by Porchlight for Porchlight in Housing

Jo Pickard, Director of Fundraising and Communications Jo Pickard, Director of Fundraising and Communications

Leading homelessness charity Porchlight is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Pickard to the role of Director of Fundraising and Communications.

Jo has worked in the fundraising team in a number of national charities, including Crisis, over the last 12 years. She has extensive experience of raising income through direct marketing & payroll giving, community & event fundraising, corporate partnerships and legacy funding as well as through trusts and major donors.

Mike Barrett, Chief Executive said: “We are extremely pleased to have appointed someone with such a strong history of fundraising success and a solid knowledge of our client group. I am confident that Jo’s expertise will drive forward our strategy to diversify income streams, raise awareness of homelessness issues and challenge the negative attitudes faced by vulnerable people.”

Jo said: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead the fundraising and communications team in what is a really important year for Porchlight. 2014 sees the organisation mark 40 years of helping homeless and vulnerable adults and children. I’m very proud to be associated with a charity that has provided critical support to some of society’s most marginalised individuals for over four decades, and am looking forward to being a part of the organisation’s future.”

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