Amber Woodward-Brown - Head of Fundraising and Communications 

Amber joined Vision Aid Overseas in October 2020 and has a very strong background in Fundraising and Communications. Having worked for St John Ambulance, Alzheimer’s Society and Make a Wish UK in various senior roles she brings passion and expertise in community fundraising strategy, volunteer management and key corporate account stewardship. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and was invited to sit on the prestigious IOF forum for corporate retention, picked to advise the IOF annual convention as an industry leader. Amber lives on the beautiful East Sussex coast and enjoys sea swimming and family adventures. 

To contact Amber, email [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

Team members


 

Elena Bosquet Batista - Fundraising and Communications Officer

Elena has been working for Social Enterprises and Charities for the last 5 years of her career. Her area of expertise is Client Relationship, Fundraising and Sales within the corporate world. She has a passion for helping communities grow online and enjoys working in Communications for this reason. She has a background chairing the Model of European Parliament debating program for students as Vice President, tackling issues on sustainability, gender equality and international development, and has also lectured an Online Business Development program at the University of Seville. Born and raised in the Canary Islands, Elena has been living in London for the past 10 years and has also lived in places like Barcelona and Seville, where she can enjoy rock climbing and swimming outdoors.

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Ros Bird - Fundraising Consultant – Institutions

Ros has 20+ years experience working in a variety of charity fundraising/marcoms roles including over 10 years with the NSPCC (multi income streams) and more recently as Head of Fundraising for The Virtual Doctors.  Ros helps us to develop Trust, Foundation and Institutional Funding relationships. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (International Advance Diploma) and holds a CIM Marketing Diploma.  She is an experienced Trustee/volunteer/company secretary.  Now living in West Sussex, she has spent several years living in Kenya and has also worked in Zambia.  Ros loves hiking and jogging and takes a keen interest in conservation.  

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Jessica Thompson - Fundraising and Communications Officer

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For general fundraising enquiries please email [email protected]