Fundraising News: Childline appoints new head of fundraising

Kristina Tjellander

Childline has appointed Paul Turner as head of central fundraising to manage the charity's recent strategic review, as well as the activity surrounding Childline's 18th birthday celebrations.

Turner has more than 15 years' experience as a fundraiser in the voluntary sector, and joins Childline from the World Association of Girl Guides where he was head of fund development. He has also worked for a number of other charities including the RNIB, Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC, and has volunteered for the Samaritans before working on Childline's helpline.

He is replacing Amanda Wilkinson, who left after six years to be head of fundraising at Sense International.

Turner's role will entail co-ordinating the management of fundraising teams and corporate partnerships, and devising new ways for Childline to develop the full potential of ticketed fundraising events.

He said: "It is very exciting to be joining Childline during its 18th anniversary year. My experience of fundraising for the sector is the perfect foundation for this role."

Jane Miles, the charity's director of fundraising, said: "Paul's established track record within the voluntary sector makes him the ideal person to drive forward Childline's fundraising strategy over the next five years."

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