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


Matthew Bentham - Fundraising and Communications Officer

Matthew has volunteered for many causes, from local community groups to national charities, and has training in fundraising, graphic design and journalism. He has also worked in a variety of communication roles in local government, academic publishing and environmental groups. He lives on the south coast of England and knows the value of VAO’s work, as he has been wearing glasses since the age of nine.

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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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For general fundraising enquiries please email [email protected]