Our team: Clic Sargent

Clare Gallie, the head of fundraising at the cancer charity for children and young people, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team

Clare Gallie
Clare Gallie

- How many fundraisers are in your team?

There are 50 fundraisers in my team who are based in 14 offices across the UK.

- What does the team do?

The Clic Sargent national events fundraising team organises and manages a wide range of events, including Practice-A-Thon, a national school music and dance campaign; Kick, a football fundraising campaign for schools; and Yummy Mummy, our coffee morning. We have regional teams of community and event fundraising managers and a running and challenges team.

- How much do you raise?

In total my team raises about £7m each year, with a large percentage of this coming from regional fundraising.

- What's in the pipeline?

We have recently launched a national fundraising campaign called The Big Buzz. When children and young people get treatment for cancer, many lose their hair. We're asking people to get creative with their hair and be a 'life-shaver' by getting sponsored to shave their heads or have some fun on our annual Wig Wednesday event as part of The Big Buzz.

- What's it like in the office?

All of our teams work hard, but we do make time to have fun and support colleagues and other teams across the organisation. Most importantly, we set aside time to visit children and young people with cancer in hospital and in the community to keep the cause at the heart of everything we do.

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