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A Day in a Life of a corporate fundraiser

September 5, 2022

Alex Rennie joined Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in 2006, and during her time with the charity has worked across many of our Fundraising teams, including Community, Trusts and Challenge Events. She’s been part of the Corporate team for 11 years as a Corporate Relationship Manager. 

“Working in the Corporate team means my days are spent presenting ideas to our corporate supporters, writing applications, supporting companies at their events, and planning and researching new fundraising ideas for our supporters. During the summer we were really busy arranging volunteer opportunities either at our hospices or in our shops.

“It’s a really varied role. For example one week this summer we had a team from Bupa undertaking some gardening at Shooting Star House, and later in the week corporate supporter Sustainable Advantage joined us for our Apprentice Shop Challenge, the first since before the pandemic. As well as supporting the company with ideas we also make sure that we’re there on the day to take photos and check in on their progress.

“Our corporate supporters love to take on crazy challenges, so as well as coming up with ideas, I’ve had the privilege of joining them too. Over the last year I’ve climbed Mt Snowdon twice as part of our Sunrise Trek! Feedback from these activities is always so positive and you see first-hand how good it is for team building and company morale. So, I’m definitely busy encouraging new supporters to take part in our next Snowdon event.”

Find out more about how you and your company can support us, from charitable giving and corporate volunteering to taking on a challenge with Alex – get in touch with the team at

This article is from our Winter 2022 edition of Shine. Read more from the digital version here. If you’d like to receive our printed Shine magazine, which comes out twice a year, these are sent to everyone who has made a donation within the last 12 months, and opted in to receiving post.